Install NginX CentOS From Source

Update the repository

yum update -y

Install the EPEL repository

yum install epel-release -y

Install dependencies from yum

yum install -y zlib zlib-devel pcre prce-devel openssl openssl-devel

Get the Nginx packages to install

cd /usr/src
wget https://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.14.0.tar.gz
tar xvf nginx-1.14.0.tar.gz
cd nginx-1.14.0

Create user nginx

useradd -d /etc/nginx/ -s /sbin/nologin nginx

Configure

./configure --user=nginx --group=nginx --prefix=/etc/nginx --sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --pid-path=/var/run/nginx.pid --lock-path=/var/run/nginx.lock --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_ssl_module --with-pcre --with-file-aio --with-http_realip_module --without-http_scgi_module --without-http_uwsgi_module --with-http_realip_module

Compile and Install

make
make install

Verify NginX is installed

nginx -v

Add systemd service file

vi /etc/systemd/system/nginx.service

[Unit]
Description=The NGINX HTTP and reverse proxy server
After=syslog.target network.target remote-fs.target nss-lookup.target

[Service]
Type=forking
PIDFile=/var/run/nginx.pid
ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nginx -t
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nginx
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nginx -s reload
ExecStop=/bin/kill -s QUIT $MAINPID
PrivateTmp=true

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Enable and start service

systemctl enable nginx
systemctl start nginx

Check nginx is processing your request

On commandline

curl localhost

Browser

Make sure port 80 is enabled.

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=80/tcp --permanent && firewall-cmd --reload

Findout the ip

ip addr

Load the site using the URL and it should display ‘Welcome to nginx!’ message.

http://127.0.0.1/

 

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