Install Nginx on Debian/ Ubuntu

Install Nginx on Debian/ Ubuntu

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nginx-logoInstalling 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, add it to our package manager and clean up the local downloaded file.

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.




Finally, update your local repository cache and install Nginx.

Run -v on nginx and you should see something like version 1.8.0.


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19-Jun-2015 at 4:09 pm

Hey James, small typo: should be:
vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nginx.list


    19-Jun-2015 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for mentioning it – I’ve updated the post.

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