Install Nginx on CentOS 6

This article describes how to install Nginx® on CentOS® 6 by using yum.

  1. Use the following wget command to install the Nginx repository by pulling it from the listed address:

    [root@server-01 ~]# wget

  2. Use the following command to install the RPM package nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm:

    [root@server-01 ~]# rpm -ivh nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm

    Note: The following list describes the options used in this command:

    • -i: Installs Package
    • -v: Verbose Mode (Nicer Displaying)
    • -h: Include Hashmarks to note progress during unpacking
  3. Use the following command to install Nginx using by yum:

    [root@server-01 ~]# yum install nginx

  4. Use the following commands to set the Nginx service to start automatically after reboot and turn on the Nginx service:

    [root@server-01 ~]# chkconfig nginx on
    [root@server-01 ~]# service nginx start

  5. Use the following command to verify that the Nginx service is on:

    [root@server-01 ~]# service nginx status
    nginx (pid 3020) is running...

  6. Use the following commands to make and save changes to the firewall:

    [root@server-01 ~]# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m conntrack --ctstate NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
    [root@server-01 ~]# service iptables save
    iptables: Saving firewall rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables:[  OK  ]

    Note: Failure to make changes to firewall might result in a "No Route to Host" message when you attempt the final step.

  7. Navigate to your server's IP address in your web browser. You should see the following message to confirm that Nginx is installed and running correctly:

    Welcome to nginx!
    If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required.

    For online documentation and support please refer to
    Commercial support is available at

    Thank you for using nginx.