What is Nginx ?

Nginx is an open source web server. Which is used to serve html, css and Js files

Install nginx webserver

On Ubuntu Operating system

sudo apt update
sudo apt nginx -y

Check the status of nginx service and enable nginx service

sudo systemctl status nginx
sudo systemctl enable nginx

By default nginx webserver start on port 80. Now we can access the nginx webserver application by http://ip-address:80 in browser.

You can also access the application directly by ip-address without mentioning port like this http://ip-address

This is because, if we are not specifying the port, by default it uses port 80 for http request and port 443 for https request.


This default homepage is served from /usr/share/nginx/html/index.html


Default nginx configuration is located in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file