Current release: v3.9.0
Previous stable release v3.8.0
Notes: v3.8.0 has been stable for the last several months without issues. v3.9.0 while stable, is new.
Tried and true Nginx init script.
Ubuntu, Vagrant, and Docker tested!
You may also want to use the AnsibleShipyard ansible-nginx playbook.
Simple ansible playbook sits in this repository.
Author: Jason Giedymin
Check out my other repos!
Rest assured that this repo will be maintained indefinitely beyond Ubuntu LTS and systemd adoption into Ubuntu stable.
Last tested with:
- Ubuntu 14.xx (works with prior versions)
- nginx-1.7.9 (works with prior versions)
It is recommended to install Nginx by doing a full compile & build. Not all package repositories keep their branches updated. For security it is your duty to maintain a good working environment and thus includes all interfacing applications. This script works turn-key with the default compile of nginx. It is fully recommended that you go through the variables contained within this script if you have a custom compiled build.
A great resource is the Nginx Wiki.
Basic install instructions, use sudo if necessary for the below (depends on your setup/security).
# [optional as you may have these installed] sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev zlib1g-dev mkdir -p ~/temp/nginx-install cd ~/temp/nginx-install # download/curl/wget nginx wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.7.9.tar.gz tar -xvf nginx-1.7.9.tar.gz cd nginx-1.7.9/ ./configure make sudo make install #copy/download/curl/wget the init script sudo wget https://raw.github.com/JasonGiedymin/nginx-init-ubuntu/master/nginx -O /etc/init.d/nginx sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/nginx service nginx status # to poll for current status service nginx stop # to stop any servers if any service nginx start # to start the server #[optional] sudo update-rc.d -f nginx defaults #[optional remove the upstart script] sudo update-rc.d -f nginx remove
If you need to override the values within the script you should use
You can override any of these values:
For instance, if you needed to change the description of the server during logging:
# Edit [/etc/default/nginx] and add the below line DESCRIPTION="My Awesome Nginx Server..." # Next run the below command: sudo service nginx restart # Output of running restart with nginx defaults file: * Stopping My Super Nginx Server... [ OK ] * Starting My Super Nginx Server... [ OK ] # Notice that is says "My Super Nginx Server..." as opposed to the default # "Nginx Server...".
The NGINXPATH value should point to your installation of Nginx, the default is /usr/local/nginx
It's likely you'll need to update the NGINXPATH value if you didn't install from source. Eg, if you install Nginx using apt-get on Ubuntu nginx will be installed to /etc/nginx
# Changing NGINXPATH when Nginx was installed with apt-get NGINXPATH=/etc/nginx
Tests run as part of the deployment scripts
Download the Ubuntu base box:
vagrant box add ubuntu-14.10 https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/utopic/current/utopic-server-cloudimg-amd64-vagrant-disk1.box
Manually provision again:
Using with Docker
A basic Dockerfile will arrive shortly for testing, but note that I focued my efforts on creating an nginx ansible role. This repo has a Dockerfile which will install Nginx along with
nginx-init-ubuntu (this repo) using ansible. Until the basic testing Dockerfile is in place here please refer to the ansible role and it's Dockerfile -- if your looking for stability.
If your looking for a more production and developer friendly Dockerfile, look here.
When using the ansible role mentioned above you will need to set
True as the role will detect if running within a Dockerfile. This is to prevent nginx running in
Contributions are welcome!