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Chapter 2. Downloading and Installing Nginx

In this 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 some extra configuration to do on your system.

This chapter covers:

  • 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 on startup

Setting up the prerequisites ...

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