Start the NGINX server

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

The NGINX server is located in the installdir directory.

This server is disabled by default. To start it, follow these steps:

  • Run the following commands to enable the NGINX service, depending on your installation type:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ sudo mv /etc/monit/conf.d/nginx.conf.disabled /etc/monit/conf.d/nginx.conf
        $ sudo gonit reload
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ sudo mv installdir/nginx/scripts/ installdir/nginx/scripts/
  • Start the NGINX service:

      $ sudo installdir/ start nginx

By default, NGINX will be started on port 1234. Check http://localhost:1234 in your browser to see the NGINX welcome page.

Last modification June 16, 2021