13 Mar 2018

Guide to Install NGINX on cPanel/WHM Server

Hello,

Need NGINX on your cPanel/WHM Server and confused how to install and configure it? Don’t worry, we are here to help you out. Installing NGINX is very easy and quick on cPanel/WHM Server. We will use Engintron to install NGINX on your cPanel/WHM Server. There are a few basic requirements to follow this guide which are discussed below.

Requirements

Procedure

Installation

  1. Login to root user via SSH
  2. Run following commands to install Engintron which will install NGINX

    cd /; rm -f engintron.sh; wget –no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/engintron/engintron/master/engintron.sh; bash engintron.sh install

  3. Above installation will take a couple of minutes depending on the machine specifications
  4. Login to WHM and Goto Plugins, you will find “Engintron for cPanel/WHM”, which means your Engintron is successful along with NGINX.
    engintron whm search
    This is how Engintron’s Front Page looks like after opening.
    engintron front

Configuration for Cloudflare Users

  1. Open Engintron as explained in the last step of the installation
  2. Under NGINX Menu in Left Sidebar look for “Edit your custom_rules for Nginx (view default)” and tap it
  3. Uncomment the following line by removing # character

    set $PROXY_DOMAIN_OR_IP “XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX”;

    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX – It is your cPanel’s shared IP address, replace it and tap on update rules.
    cloudflare configurations

  4. Engintron will restart and everything will be working out of the box.

So we have completed NGINX Installation with the help of Engintron.

Few Informative things for Engintron | Nginx on cPanel

  • Engintron will improve the performance & web serving capacity of your server while reducing CPU/RAM load at the same time.
  • Nginx web server to act as a reverse caching proxy for static files (like CSS, JS, images etc.) with an additional micro-cache layer to significantly improve performance for dynamic content generated by CMSs like WordPress, etc. Apache Web Server is running along with Nginx.
  • Same Apache’s htaccess rules work with Engintron and no extra changes or configurations needed.
  • Engintron/Nginx is installed globally on the server for all the cPanel User and no extra configurations needed on the server.
  • Engintron works without any issues with Cloudflare. Follow configuration for Cloudflare section for its setup.