How to install nginx as service in Linux

Nginx is typically installed as a service in Linux, and it automatically starts and stops with the system. Here are the general steps to install Nginx as a service:

Update package repositories:

  • Open a terminal.
  • Run the following command to update the package repositories:
          sudo apt update

Install Nginx:

Run the following command to install Nginx:

sudo apt install nginx

Start Nginx:

After the installation is complete, Nginx will start automatically. However, if it doesn’t, you can manually start it using the following command:

sudo systemctl start nginx

Enable autostart:

If you want Nginx to start automatically on system boot, enable the service:

sudo systemctl enable nginx

Verify Nginx installation:

Open a web browser and enter your server’s IP address or domain name. You should see the default Nginx welcome page indicating that Nginx is successfully installed and running.

Manage Nginx service:

You can use the following commands to manage the Nginx service:

Start Nginx:

sudo systemctl start nginx

Stop Nginx:

sudo systemctl stop nginx

Restart Nginx:

sudo systemctl restart nginx

Check the status of Nginx:

sudo systemctl status nginx

These steps provide a general guideline for installing Nginx as a service in Linux using the package manager. However, please note that the specific steps and commands may vary depending on your Linux distribution. It’s recommended to refer to the documentation or package manager of your specific distribution for detailed installation instructions and considerations.

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