Verified and Tested 06/22/15
This tutorial shows you how to install Nginx on an Arch Linux Cloud or VPS Server. Nginx is known for its high performance and low memory usage which allow fewer resources to be used while getting the job done efficiently.
You need an Arch Linux server that is configured with a static IP address. If you do not have a server already, why not consider one of our SSD Cloud Hosting solutions.
To get started, let’s make sure that your server is fully up-to-date.
sudo pacman -Syu
With the server up-to-date, we can continue the process and install nginx on your server.
Install Nginx on Arch Linux
We begin by installing nginx with the following command:
sudo pacman -S nginx
Start the nginx service with the following command:
sudo systemctl start nginx.service
To edit the main Nginx configuration file for your website(s), open the
nginx.conf file with your preferred text editor. This file is located in the following directory:
sudo nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
You can now verify that nginx is installed correctly by typing http:// and your IP address in your browser.
To get your servers IP Address type the following command:
curl -s icanhazip.com
This is the default page after Nginx has been installed in an Arch Linux server
Congratulations! You have now installed and configured nginx. Thank you for following along, and feel free to check back with us for further updates.