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The team brings you another container release featuring :-

  • regular and timely application updates
  • easy user mappings (PGID, PUID)
  • custom base image with s6 overlay
  • weekly base OS updates with common layers across the entire ecosystem to minimise space usage, down time and bandwidth
  • regular security updates

Find us at:

  • Discord - realtime support / chat with the community and the team.
  • IRC - on freenode at Our primary support channel is Discord.
  • Blog - all the things you can do with our containers including How-To guides, opinions and much more!


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Nginx is a simple webserver with php support. The config files reside in /config for easy user customization.


Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling linuxserver/nginx should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Tag
x86-64 amd64-latest
arm64 arm64v8-latest
armhf arm32v7-latest


Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container.


docker create \
  --name=nginx \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -p 80:80 \
  -p 443:443 \
  -v </path/to/appdata/config>:/config \
  --restart unless-stopped \


Compatible with docker-compose v2 schemas.

version: "2"
    image: linuxserver/nginx
    container_name: nginx
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - </path/to/appdata/config>:/config
      - 80:80
      - 443:443
    restart: unless-stopped


Container images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Parameter Function
-p 80 http
-p 443 https
-e PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
-e PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
-e TZ=Europe/London Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London
-v /config Contains your www content and all relevant configuration files.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)


Application Setup

Add your web files to /config/www for hosting.
Modify the nginx, php and site config files under /config as needed
Protip: This container is best combined with a sql server, e.g. mariadb

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it nginx /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f nginx
  • container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' nginx
  • image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/nginx

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Run/Create

  • Update the image: docker pull linuxserver/nginx
  • Stop the running container: docker stop nginx
  • Delete the container: docker rm nginx
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker create parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)
  • Start the new container: docker start nginx
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Taisun auto-updater (especially useful if you don't remember the original parameters)

  • Pull the latest image at its tag and replace it with the same env variables in one shot:
    docker run --rm \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock taisun/updater \
    --oneshot nginx
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Docker Compose

  • Update all images: docker-compose pull
    • or update a single image: docker-compose pull nginx
  • Let compose update all containers as necessary: docker-compose up -d
    • or update a single container: docker-compose up -d nginx
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune


  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 02.03.19: - Add php intl and posix modules.
  • 28.02.19: - Add php7-opcache, remove memcached service due to issues on aarch64 (let us know if you need to enable it).
  • 22.02.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.9.
  • 18.11.18: - Attempt to upgrade packages during build.
  • 28.09.18: - Multi-arch image.
  • 17.08.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.8, inherit nginx.conf from nginx baseimage.
  • 11.05.18: - Add php pgsql support.
  • 19.04.18: - Bind memcached to localhost only, add php7-sqlite3.
  • 05.01.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.7.
  • 08.11.17: - Add php7 soap module.
  • 31.10.17: - Add php7 exif and xmlreader modules.
  • 30.09.17: - Copy additional root files into image.
  • 24.09.17: - Add memcached service.
  • 31.08.17: - Add php7-phar.
  • 14.07.17: - Enable modules dynamically in nginx.conf.
  • 22.06.17: - Add various nginx modules and enable all modules in the default nginx.conf.
  • 05.06.17: - Add php7-bz2.
  • 25.05.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.6.
  • 18.04.17: - Add php7-sockets.
  • 27.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.5, update to nginx 1.10.2 and php7.
  • 14.10.16: - Add version layer information.
  • 10.09.16: - Add badges to README.
  • 05.12.15: - Intial Release.
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