Chapter 1. Downloading and Installing Nginx

In this first chapter, we will proceed with the necessary steps towards establishing a functional setup of Nginx. This moment is crucial for the smooth functioning of your web server—there are some required libraries and tools for installing the web server, some parameters that you will have to decide upon when compiling the binaries, and there may also be some configuration changes to perform on your system.

This chapter covers the following:

  • Downloading and installing the prerequisites for compiling the Nginx binaries
  • Downloading a suitable version of the Nginx source code
  • Configuring Nginx compile-time options
  • Controlling the application with an init script
  • Configuring the system to launch Nginx automatically ...

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