Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world and is responsible for hosting some of the largest and highest-traffic sites on the internet. It is more resource-friendly than Apache in most cases and can be used as a web server or a reverse proxy.
In this guide, we’ll discuss how to get Nginx installed on your Ubuntu 16.04 server.
- Install Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04
First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
apt-get install nginx
After that, run the commands to enable Nginx to automatically startup when your server starts:
sudo systemctl enable nginx
sudo systemctl start nginx
To confirm if the Nginx service is indeed running, use the following command:
sudo systemctl status nginx
You can verify that Nginx is really running by opening your favorite web browser and entering the URL http://your-server’s – address, if it is installed.