Switch from Apache to Nginx

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.

If you want to switch the Web server, follow these steps depending on your installation type:

Approach A: Bitnami installations using system packages

  • Stop Apache and disable the Apache service:

      $ sudo installdir/ stop apache
      $ sudo mv /etc/monit/conf.d/apache.conf /etc/monit/conf.d/apache.conf.disabled
  • Enable the NGINX service:

      $ sudo mv /etc/monit/conf.d/nginx.conf.disabled /etc/monit/conf.d/nginx.conf
  • Reload Gonit configuration:

      $ sudo gonit reload

Approach B: Self-contained Bitnami installations

  • Stop and disable the Apache service:

      $ sudo installdir/ stop apache
      $ mv installdir/apache2/scripts/ installdir/apache2/scripts/
  • Enable and start NGINX:

      $ mv installdir/nginx/scripts/ installdir/nginx/scripts/
      $ installdir/ start nginx
  • For native installers, enable and start PHP-FPM:

      $ mv installdir/php/scripts/ installdir/php/scripts/
      $ installdir/ start php-fpm
Last modification June 16, 2021