Installing Nginx on DirectAdmin

Kaz Wolfe

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2016
Nginx is a high-performance web server and reverse proxy that is designed to handle a large number of concurrent connections. It is commonly used for serving web content, caching, load balancing, and more.

There are several reasons why you may want to install Nginx web server on DirectAdmin. Nginx is known for its high performance and ability to handle large amounts of traffic, making it an ideal choice for websites with high traffic volumes. It is also very scalable, meaning it can easily handle an increase in traffic without a significant impact on performance. Additionally, Nginx is highly configurable, allowing for advanced customization and optimization. Overall, Nginx is a powerful web server that can help improve website performance and reliability, which is why it is a popular choice for many website owners and administrators.

To install Nginx web server on DirectAdmin, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to your DirectAdmin server via SSH.
  2. Log in as the root user.
  3. Run the following command to install the EPEL repository:
    yum install epel-release
  4. Once the repository is installed, run the following command to update the system:
    yum update
  5. Now, install the Nginx web server by running the following command:
    yum install nginx
  6. Once the installation is complete, start the Nginx service:
    systemctl start nginx
  7. To ensure that the Nginx service starts automatically after a server reboot, run the following command:
    systemctl enable nginx
  8. By default, Nginx will listen on port 80. If you want to use SSL and listen on port 443, you will need to configure SSL and create a virtual host for your website.
    To create a virtual host, you can use the DirectAdmin control panel. Navigate to "Domain Setup" and select the domain you want to set up. Scroll down to "Web Options" and select "Nginx (reverse proxy only)" as the web server type. Click "Save" to create the virtual host.
    Note that you will need to configure your SSL certificate separately, and DirectAdmin provides tools for that as well.
You have successfully installed and configured Nginx on DirectAdmin.

Hope it helps!
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