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  • gzip module requires zlib library
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Go to the Main Install Page of this wiki to download Nginx. Alternatively, here is a link to the English download page and the original Russian download page .


After extracting the source, run these commands from a terminal:

sudo make install

By default, Nginx will be installed in /usr/local/nginx. You may change this and other options with the compile-time options .

Platform-specific Notes and Builds

  1. Notes on building Nginx on Ubuntu
  2. Installing Nginx on Fedora, RHEL or CentOS
  3. How to get the latest Nginx on Gentoo
  4. x86/64 build for Solaris
  5. How to Compile nginx on MacOSX
  6. Nginx building script for Slackware
  7. Nginx for Windows (32-bit); development, stable, and legacy binaries available

Running Nginx

Start the server by running /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx as root. After editing the configuration file at /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf to your liking, you can reload the configuration with:

  kill -HUP `cat /usr/local/nginx/logs/nginx.pid`

The location of nginx.pid might be different on your machine. For Ubuntu, it is located at:


See also:

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