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

#wget http://nginxcp.com/latest/nginxadmin.tar
#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
#wget http://nginxcp.com/latest/nginxadmin.tar
#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.

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That’s it!

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