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 the Nginx Mainline Version 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 Mainline Version 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 mainline version on the Debian server.
First, we are going to download the Nginx repository authentication key:
Then run the command below to install the repository key:
apt-key add nginx_signing.key
Now remove the downloaded Nginx authentication key from the root directory:
Next, we will need to add the official Nginx repository:
Next, append the following two lines at the end of the file:
deb http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/debian/ stretch nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/debian/ stretch nginx
Run the commands below to install Nginx:
apt-get update apt-get install nginx
Check the Nginx version:
$ nginx -v nginx version: nginx/1.13.8
Start Nginx and add it to automatically start on your system start-up using:
systemctl restart nginx systemctl enable nginx
You can verify that Nginx is really running by opening your favorite web browser and entering the URL
http://your-IP-server's-address, if it is installed, then you will see this:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nginx Mainline Version. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Install Nginx Mainline Version web server on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nginx website.