sudo apt-get install nginx

nginx -v

all config file is under /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

all vhost is under /etc/nginx/sites-available

program file is under /usr/sbin/nginx

log file is under /var/log/nginx , name of log file is access.log and error.log

init script has been created under /etc/init.d/

start from nginx 1.4.1, the default vhost direcotory is under /usr/share/nginx/html/

apt-get install nginx the config file is under /etc/nginx/site-available/default/

user data can be found in conf file.

sudo nginx -t to test and print log.

manage nginx

start nginx

sudo service nginx start

stop nginx

sudo service nginx stop

other parameters:

reload        restart       start         status        stop

nginx files and path


/usr/share/nginx/html/: actual web content, this path can be changed by altering Nginx configuration file.

server configuration

/etc/nginx: The nginx configuration directory. All of the configuration files reside here.

/etc/nginx/sites-available/: The directory where per-site “server blocks” can be stored. Nginx will not use the configuration files found in this directory unless they are linked to the sites-enabled directory (see below). Typically, all server block configuration is done in this directory, and then enabled by linking to the other directory.

/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/: The directory where enabled per-site “server blocks” are stored. Typically, these are created by linking to configuration files found in the sites-available directory.


/var/log/nginx/access.log: Every request to your web server is recorded in this log file unless Nginx is configured to do otherwise.

/var/log/nginx/error.log: Any Nginx errors will be recorded in this log.

nginx conf

nginx conf

user www-data;
worker_processes auto;
pid /run/;

events {
	worker_connections 768;
	# multi_accept on;

Defines which Linux user will own and run the nginx. Most Debian-based distributions use www-data.

Defines how many threads, or simultaneous instances, of nginx to run. Learn more here

Defines where nginx will write its master process ID, or PID.