In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nginx on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, Nginx is a powerful web server software that can be used on your server. It is also known for its high performance and low memory usage which will allow fewer resources to be used but get the job done efficiently. A popular setup is to use it as a proxy for Apache, which can then serve application requests.
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 Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
- 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 Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:
Step 2. Installing Nginx on Linux Mint 19.
Nginx is already available in the default Linux mint repo, you will more easily install it with the right packaging system:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nginx
Once installed, start the Nginx by using the following command:
sudo systemctl start nginx
Step 3. Verify Nginx.
To verify the Nginx setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see the Nginx default test page as shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nginx. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Nginx in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nginx website.