Installing and Configuring Nginx on Mac OS for Web Development

Installing and Configuring Nginx on Mac OS for Web Development


How To Install Nginx on macOS

Hello dear,

This section will explain how to install Nginx on macOS. We’ll use Homebrew, a popular package manager for macOS, to simplify the installation process.

If you don’t have Homebrew installed on your system, follow the Homebrew installation instructions before proceeding.

Step 1: Update Homebrew

Before installing Nginx, ensuring your Homebrew installation is current is a good idea.

Open a terminal window and run the following command:

brew update

This command will update Homebrew and its package information to the latest versions.

Step 2: Install Nginx

To install Nginx using Homebrew, run the following command in your terminal:

brew install nginx

Homebrew will download and install the latest stable version of Nginx, along with any required dependencies.

Step 3: Start Nginx

Once the installation is complete, you can start the Nginx server using the following command:

brew services start nginx

This command will start Nginx and configure it to run as a background service, automatically starting when your system boots.

Step 4: Verify the Nginx Installation

To verify that Nginx is running, open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080. You should see the Nginx welcome page, indicating that the installation was successful.

Configuring Nginx

Docroot is: /opt/homebrew/var/www

using the following command:

/opt/homebrew/etc/nginx/nginx.conf to 8080 so tha

server {

        listen       8080;

        server_name  localhost;

        #charset koi8-r;

        #access_log  logs/host.access.log  main;

        location / {

            root   html;

            index  index.html index.htm;


using the following command:

brew services restart nginx


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