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Nginx - Host a static website

Greetings!

Let's play with nginx and serve a static website. ;)
Step 1: Install nginx sudo apt install nginx
Step 2: Update hosts file to add our site name sudo vim /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 nginx-site.com
Step 3: Unlink default site cd /etc/nginx/sites-enabled sudo unlink default
Step 4: Create folder for the site cd /var/www sudo mkdir nginx-site.com sudo chmod o+w nginx-site.com touch nginx-site.com/index.html echo "coming soon" > nginx-site.com/index.html
Step 5: Configure nginx Now we need to nginx where to find our site.

sites-available - contains configurations for available sitessites-enabled - contains links to configurations in sites-available. Nginx uses this location to read and run.
sudo vim /etc/nginx/sites-available/nginx-site.com server { listen 80 default_server; listen [::]:80 default_server; root /var/www/nginx-site.com; index index.html; server_name nginx-site.com www.nginx-site.com; location / { …