How To Install Nginx on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Nginx on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nginx on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Nginx is an open-source web server that provides HTTP, reverse proxy, caching, and load-balancing functionality. Nginx consistently beats Apache and other servers in benchmarks measuring web server performance and is now the most popular used web server according to W3Tech.

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 web server on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Nginx on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Nginx is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Nginx to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install nginx

After successful installation, enable Nginx (to start automatically upon system boot), start, and verify the status using the commands below:

sudo systemctl enable nginx
sudo systemctl start nginx
sudo systemctl status nginx

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Nginx:

nginx -v

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

Ubuntu 22.04 has ufw a firewall running by default. Enable connection through ports 80 HTTP and 443 HTTPS:

sudo ufw allow 'Nginx FULL'
sudo ufw enable
sudo ufw status

Step 4. Accessing Nginx Web Server.

Once successfully installed, open a web browser on your system and type the server’s IP in the address bar. You will get the default Nginx server page:

Install Nginx on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nginx. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Nginx web server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nginx website.

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