It's finally time to get nginx up and running. To start out, let's quickly review the configuration file. If you installed via a system package, the default configuration file location is most likely
/etc/nginx/nginx.conf. If you installed via source and didn't change the path prefix, nginx installs itself into
/usr/local/nginx and places
nginx.conf in a
/conf subdirectory. Keep this file open as a reference to help visualize many of the things described in this chapter.
To understand what we'll be covering in this section, let me first introduce a bit of terminology that the nginx community at large uses. Two central concepts to the nginx configuration file are those ...