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Testing your server

The base configuration of your server is now established. In the following chapters, we will advance to the http modules and how to create virtual hosts. But for now, let's make sure that our setup is correct and suitable for production.

Creating a test server

In order to perform simple tests, such as connecting to the server with a web browser, we need to set up a website for Nginx to serve. A test page comes with the default package in the html folder (/usr/local/nginx/html/index.html) and the original nginx.conf is configured to serve this page. Here is the section that we are interested in for now:

http { include mime.types; default_type application/octet-stream; sendfile on; keepalive_timeout 65; server { listen 80; server_name ...

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