Upgrading Nginx to the latest version on Ubuntu servers
Writing this post after a long long time almost a gap of around 1+ year.
Nginx – I have been a big fan of nginx since the time I came to know about it. Have written many blogs about the same in the past. Most of the apps deployed by me are on Nginx.
Its always good to have nginx upgraded to the latest version. Below are the steps for the same
First of all check the existing version of nginx using
Now take the back of the existing nginx
sudo cp /etc/nginx/nginx.conf /etc/nginx/nginx.conf.1.1.19.backup
Now Stop the service
sudo service nginx stop or /etc/init.d/nginx stop
Install dependencies (might not be required)
sudo aptitude install python-software-properties
Add the repository for the stable version of Nginx
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable
Now update and upgrade
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
Once done. start nginx
sudo service nginx restart or /etc/init.d/nginx start
Again check the version (For confirmation)
Voila!! its done. Njoy safe and secure web apps.
Please post your comments in case you face any issues in upgrading nginx.