Get started with NGINX Open Source

Once the deployment finishes, you can access the welcome page from your browser: http://localhost/.

To get started, we suggest the following steps:

Step 1: Deploy a custom PHP application

The main directory to deploy your PHP application is installdir/nginx/html/. You can copy your PHP application files to that directory and access the application via your browser. If you do not have a PHP application yet, we suggest deploying the PHP info example.

Do you have issues trying to connect to your server? Check our FAQ.

Step 2: Create a virtual host for your application

NGINX lets you configure virtual hosts for your applications, such that you can access them at (for example) instead of

For information on how to do this, refer to these instructions.

Step 3: Access phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a PHP-based application intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. For security reasons, this application is not accessible via web by default. To access it from a remote system, we recommend creating a SSH tunnel that routes requests to the Apache Web server from

Find more information on how to access phpMyAdmin.