Getting up and running with Nginx [CentOS]

While I’m on the topic of upgrading and installing server software, why not go quickly into how I get nginx set up on my centOS boxes.

It’s a super simple process as there’s an official RHEL/centOS nginx yum repository.

Basically, given a new server I would remove apache/httpd with

yum remove httpd

Then create a file named /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo and paste the configuration below within it:

name=nginx repo

Then it’s a simply matter of running

yum -y install nginx
chkconfig nginx on
service nginx start

And hey presto, your shiny new web server should be all up and running.

For the full install guide, check out

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