Installing nginx on debian

nginx I normally install nginx on /var/www and use /etc/nginx/sites-available/site.conf to configure each site

eg: /var/www/

I don’t build it from source as it’s probable that it will then never get updated.

install nginx

apt-get install nginx

create a directory for website data with its own user and group

useradd www-data
groupadd www-data
usermod -g www-data www-data
mkdir /var/www
chmod 755 /var/www -R
chown www-data:www-data /var/www

create a config file


server {
       listen 80;
       server_name new;

       root /var/www/new;
       index index.html index.htm;

       location / {
               try_files $uri $uri/ index.html;

enable config and restart nginx

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/new /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/new
service nginx restart