Installing Nginx in Mac OS with home brew

Install with brew

Use brew to install the nginx with command:

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$ brew install nginx 

After install run:

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$ sudo nginx 

Testing

Test it by going to URL:

http://localhost:8080

Configuration

The default place of nginx.conf on Mac after installing with brew is:

/usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Changing the default port

The nginx default port is 8080, we shall change it to 80. First stop the nginx server if it is running by:

 

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$ sudo nginx -s stop 

Then open nginx.conf with:

 

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$ vim /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf 

and change the:

/usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf

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server {  listen 8080;  server_name localhost;   #access_log logs/host.access.log main;   location / {  root html;  index index.html index.htm;  } 

to:

/usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf

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server {  listen 80;  server_name localhost;   #access_log logs/host.access.log main;   location / {  root html;  index index.html index.htm;  } 

Save configuration and start nginx by

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$ sudo nginx 

Changing the path of defualt web location

The nginx html folder (brew install only) is by the defult in:

/usr/local/Cellar/nginx/1.2.3/html

Note: change 1.2.3 to your nginx version.

The defualt path configuration:

/usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf

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