Nginx HTTP server boilerplate configs
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Nginx Server Configs is a collection of configuration snippets that can help your server improve the website's performance and security, while also ensuring that resources are served with the correct content-type and are accessible, if needed, even cross-domain.
Using the Nginx server configs repo directly has a few required steps to be able to work.
The first thing to check is that the
file contains appropriate values for your specific install.
Most specific variables are:
nginx -t -c nginx.conf
nginx -s reload
This repository has the following structure:
./ ├── conf.d/ │ ├── default.conf │ └── templates/ ├── h5bp/ │ ├── basic.conf │ ├── location/ │ └── .../ ├── mime.types └── nginx.conf
This directory should contain all the
Except if they are dot prefixed or non
folder** Files in this folder contain a
template for secure and non-secure hosts. They are intended to be copied in the
folder with all
occurrences changed to the target host. - **``` h5bp/ ```** This directory contains config snippets (mixins) to be included as desired. There are two types of config files provided, individual config snippets and combined config files which provide convenient defaults. - **``` basic.conf ```** This file loads a small subset of the rules provided by this repository to add expires headers, allow cross-domain fonts and protect system files from web access. The
file includes the rules which are recommended to always be defined. - **``` location/ ```** Files in this folder contain one or more
directives. They are intended to be loaded in the
context (or, in a nested
block). - **``` mime.types ```** The mime.types file is responsible for mapping file extensions to mime types. - **``` nginx.conf ```** The main Nginx config file. ## Usage ### As a reference To use as reference requires no special installation steps, download/checkout the repository to a convenient location and adapt your existing Nginx configuration incorporating the desired functionality from this repository. Download the [latest release archive](https://github.com/h5bp/server-configs-nginx/releases/latest). ### Directly To use directly, replace the Nginx config directory with this repository. For example:
nginx -s stop cd /etc mv nginx nginx-previous git clone https://github.com/h5bp/server-configs-nginx.git nginx # install-specific edits nginx
### Manage sites
- Creating a new site
cp templates/example.com.conf .actual-hostname.conf sed -i 's/example.com/actual-hostname/g' .actual-hostname.conf
- Enabling a site
mv .actual-hostname.conf actual-hostname.conf
- Disabling a site
mv actual-hostname.conf .actual-hostname.conf
nginx -s reload
The code is available under the MIT license.