Install Nginx Using Yum Command on CentOS 6 / RHEL


Now Nginx can be installed via yum on CentOS / REHL. Before you install it via yum, you will have to add necessary repo. You can follow the steps to add repo for Nginx:

For CentOS 6.x users:

[[email protected] ~]# cd /tmp
[[email protected] ~]# wget
[[email protected] ~]# rpm -ivh nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm

For RHEL 6.x users:

[[email protected] ~]# cd /tmp
[[email protected] ~]# wget
[[email protected] ~]# rpm -ivh nginx-release-rhel-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm

Now, you can install nginx web server using yum:

[[email protected] ~]# yum install nginx

Once nginx is installed successfully, turn on service using chkconfig:

[[email protected] ~]# chkconfig nginx on

Following are the commands to start / restart / stop nginx web server:

[[email protected] ~]# service nginx start
[[email protected] ~]# service nginx restart
[[email protected] ~]# service nginx stop
[[email protected] ~]# service nginx status
[[email protected] ~]# service nginx reload

Now, you can edit nginx configuration file as per your need. The configuration file is available at following location:


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