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Installing NGINX on MAC

arjavdave profile image Arjav Dave Originally published at arjavdave.com ・1 min read

Nginx is one of the most widely used web servers in the world. In addition to being a web server it has also become very popular for reverse proxy, HTTP Caching & Load Balancing.

This is a multipart part series where we will be installing, configuring and deploying Nginx on a local machine with Mac OS installed as it were a production machine.

Let's start with Part 1: Installing Nginx.

Installing Homebrew

We will be using Homebrew to install Nginx. To install Homebrew open your terminal and fire the below command:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
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You can visit https://brew.sh/ for more details

If Homebrew is already installed you can use the below command to update the repository index

brew update
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Installing Nginx

Once Homebrew is installed, installing Nginx is as easy as

brew install nginx
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Once installed you can see the version of the Nginx that is installed in the Summary.

Starting and Stopping Nginx

To start the Nginx server fire the below command.

nginx
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It will start the web server. You can then visit http://127.0.0.1:8080 in your browser to see a welcome message by Nginx.

To stop the Nginx server add the stop signal as below.

nginx -s stop
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Next -> Part 2: Simple Configuration Nginx on Mac

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