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What is Nginx ?

nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, a mail proxy server, and a generic TCP/UDP proxy server, originally written by Igor Sysoev. For a long time, it has been running on many heavily loaded Russian sites including Yandex, Mail.Ru, VK, and Rambler. According to Netcraft, nginx served or proxied 27.80% busiest sites in October 2016. Here are some of the success stories: Netflix, WordPress.com, FastMail.FM.

The sources and documentation are distributed under the 2-clause BSD-like license.

Community website here.

Commercial support is available from Nginx, Inc.

How to Install Nginx from Ubuntu repository ?

sudo apt-get install nginx
nginx -v
nginx version: nginx/1.4.6

Here 1.4.6 is very old and stable release of Nginx. So then how to install the latest version.

Install Nginx Version 1.9.x/1.10.x/1.11.x:

Add repository URLs to “/etc/apt/sources.list.d/nginx.list”
deb http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/ubuntu/ trusty nginx
debsrc http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/ubuntu/ trusty nginx

Now add nginx signing key

wget q O http://nginx.org/keys/nginx_signing.key | sudo aptkey add

Update your system to latest package in nginx repos
sudo apt-get update
Install latest nginx
sudo apt-get install nginx
Now you can see v1.11.5 has been installed on you machine
nginx -v
nginx version: nginx/1.11.5

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