NGINX Web ServerΒΆ

Setting up an NGINX web server on a Raspberry Pi

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install nginx
sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start

Add yourself to the www-data group

sudo usermod -a -G www-data john

Give ownership to all the files and folders in the /var/www/html directory to the www-data group.

sudo chown -R -f john:www-data /var/www/html

Test the install by opening a browser and if your on the Rpi use localhost as the URL if your on another PC on your LAN type in the IP address of the Rpi like

Delete the default index page created with Nginx

rm /var/www/html/index.nginx-debian.html

sudo reboot