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

Ubuntu : How to create a bootable USB drive for installing Ubuntu operating System

Last night I was fed up installing windows on my laptop after doing the formatting. I had a setup of Ubuntu, so just changed the boot preference in boot setup and tried to install ubuntu and try my luck. But it didn’t worked. After googling I discovered that,you can install Ubuntu from a portable hard-drive or a thumb drive also. All you need is a simple application named Unetbootin which is available for Windows.

Go to the Unetbootin SourceForge hostingpage to download it. The download is sized at under 500 KB and has options to create a bootable drive for installing Ubuntu from a downloaded ISO. Just feed the ISO path, version and your USB drive location to create the bootable disk automatically. The ISO image of ubuntu OS is available on their web site. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

unetbootin

unetbootin