Setting up CentOS

CentOS is a fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and stands for Community Enterprise Operating System. It is a widely used OS on servers specially used by hosting companies to provide shared hosting.

Let's start by configuring CentOS for our development environment. Perform the following steps:

Installing NGINX

  1. First, we need to add NGINX RPM to our CentOS installation because CentOS does not provide any default repository for NGINX. Issue the following command in your terminal:
    sudo rpm -Uvh http://nginx.org/packages/centos/7/noarch/RPMS/nginx-release-centos-7-0.el7.ngx.noarch.rpm
    

    This will add the NGINX repo to CentOS.

  2. Now, issue the following command to see which versions of NGINX are available to install:
    sudo yum --showduplicates ...

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