How to Install Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04


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Installing Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04

Nginx is a popular open-source web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, and HTTP cache. It is known for its high performance, stability, and low resource consumption.

To install Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04, you can follow these steps:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install nginx
sudo systemctl status nginx
sudo systemctl enable nginx
sudo systemctl start nginx (to start)
sudo systemctl stop nginx (to stop)
sudo systemctl restart nginx (to restart)
sudo nginx -t
sudo systemctl reload nginx
  1. Update the package list by running the command:
  2. Install Nginx by running the command:
  3. Once the installation is complete, you can check the status of Nginx by running the command:
  4. If Nginx is running, you should see an output indicating that it is active. You can also visit your server's IP address in a web browser to verify that Nginx is serving the default Welcome page.
  5. To enable Nginx to start on system boot, run the command:
  6. You can now start, stop, and restart Nginx using the following commands:
  7. You can also configure the Nginx server blocks to host multiple websites or define custom settings. The configuration files are located in the /etc/nginx/sites-available directory.
  8. After making any changes to the configuration files, don't forget to test the configuration for syntax errors by running the command:
  9. If the command returns no errors, you can reload the Nginx configuration by running the command:

That's it! You have successfully installed and configured Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04. Now you can start hosting your websites or use Nginx for other purposes like load balancing or proxying.

Please note that this is just a basic installation guide, and further customization and optimization may be required depending on your specific use case.

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