Does an NGINX update also update the installed plugins ?

See title … I found this post :

It says that one can update NGINX as follows :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nginx

However, let’s say you a 1 or more plugins installed. Does the update process check for updates of the plugins as well ? Or do I have to manually update the plugins I am using also ?

I ask this because I read a comment about how updating NGINX is a nightmare here :

(search for : ’ comrade ’ to find the comment.


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Updating nginx will just update the nginx binary and associated files so if you have third party applications that you have hooked into nginx you will need to update those individually.

Just in case before you begin the upgrade you may want to power down your droplet and take a snapshot of it. This way if you run into any issues or have complications you can always revert back to the snapshot you took.

Also not a bad idea to take a backup of your nginx.conf file before you begin the upgrade along with the snapshot as well.