Install Nginx on Debian/ Ubuntu
Category : How-to
Installing Nginx on Debian or Ubuntu is as easy as a single apt-get command, however it does not install the latest version of Nginx. In fact, the latest stable Nginx version is 1.8 and the latest package in Debian’s standard repository is 1.2
To get the latest stable version we need to add a new source to our package manager. Before doing so, add the Nginx PGP key which is used to sign all packages. Run the below commands to download the key from Nginx.com, add it to our package manager and clean up the local downloaded file.
wget http://nginx.org/keys/nginx_signing.key apt-key add nginx_signing.key rm nginx_signing.key
We can now create the new source file with the Nginx repository location.
Add one of the following depending on your Linux distribution. You will need to change wheezy or trusty to the codename of your distribution version.
deb http://nginx.org/packages/debian/ wheezy nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/debian/ wheezy nginx
deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ trusty nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ trusty nginx
Finally, update your local repository cache and install Nginx.
apt-get update apt-get install nginx
Run -v on nginx and you should see something like version 1.8.0.
nginx -v nginx version: nginx/1.8.0