In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nginx Mainline Version on your Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Nginx has two primary repositories or branches that folks can use to install or update Nginx packages. When you install Nginx from Debian default repositories, you’re installing Nginx from the stable repository.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Nginx on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Nginx on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Nginx on Debian 9.
You can install Nginx from the Debian package repository. Simply, run the following command to install Nginx:
apt-get install nginx
After the installation is complete, Start Nginx and add it to automatically start on your system start-up using:
systemctl start nginx systemctl enable nginx
Step 3. Configuring your Nginx web server.
- By default, the Nginx installation creates the webserver root directory at the following location
- The default configuration file for this is located at the following location:
- The main configuration file for Nginx is located at
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, then you will see this:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nginx. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Install Nginx stable version web server on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nginx on website.