How to install and configure Nginx on cPanel servers

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Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server.

How to set up Nginx?


Follow the steps to install nginx as reverse proxy in a cPanel server:


1) SSH to server as root.
2) Change the directory to “/usr/local/src”


# cd /usr/local/src


Download & Install Nginx on cPanel servers


#tar xf nginxadmin.tar
#cd publicnginx
#./nginxinstaller install


In WHM, now Nginx Admin plugin will be available under plugins section. After installing make sure Nginx process is running on the server


1) You can chcek this by using the following command.


# ps aux | grep nginx


2) If it is not showing any process, then kill httpd and restart httpd


#killall -9 httpd
#/etc/init.d/httpd restart


3) Nginx Admin Uninstall instruction:


#cd /usr/local/src
#tar xf nginxadmin.tar
#cd publicnginx
#./nginxinstaller uninstall


Make sure that the Nginx is running on port 80 and Apache on different port (like 8080).

Also open the new port the server firewall.



That’s it!

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