Install Nginx webserver on centos using YUM
Here we will learn how to install Nginx in Centos using YUM and setup it as reverse proxy to APACHE
First we search for Nginx in our repo
yum search nginx
If Nginx is not available in our repo result for our command we will be as shown in the below figure.
Now we have to configure repository to Nginx install Nginx through YUM. Create a file ‘/etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo’ by using the below command
Add the following content to the nginx.repo using VI editor or whichever comfortable
[nginx] name=nginx repo baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/OS/OSRELEASE/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
Replace “OS” with “centos”, depending on the distribution used, and “OSRELEASE” with “5” or “6”, for 5.x or 6.x versions, respectively.
Now search for Nginx using “yum search nginx” command we can find Nginx is available in our repo
Start installing Nginx
Now Run the below command to start installing Nginx
yum install nginx
Result for the above command will be as shown in the below image.
Installation process will ask permission to download the file. the files we have to type y and return key to start the download and install
Nginx installation completed as shown in the above image and we can check the status of nginx web server by using the below command.
service nginx status
Know more about how to setup Nginx as reverse proxy for APACHE