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Installing and Configuring NGINX as an HTTP Server

NGINX is one of the tools that the modern web is built upon. In this activity, we will deploy NGINX as an HTTP server, with a single virtual host, for serving a static content. The initial deployment of NGINX on a new server is the first step in mastering the use of this powerful tool.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 1h 15m
Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Add Official NGINX Yum Repository

    Install NGINX from the official repository. This requires creating a new repository file, /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo.

  2. Challenge

    Start and Enable NGINX Service

    Start the nginx service, and enabled it to start after a server reboot.

  3. Challenge

    Serve Content From `/var/www/` For Requests To ``

    Create a virtual host for the domain that serves out files in the directory /var/www/

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