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Outdated nginx version.

I just created a Ubuntu 20.04 droplet and after following the initial setup and LEMP tutorial I noticed that nginx is on version 1.18.0, when the newest mainline version is 1.21.5. I’m wondering if there is any benefit of running a newer version. After playing around with the newer version and following some tutorials, I’m finding that the newer version has some different configuration setups, that have been causing me a few headache to track down solutions.

Thank you.


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Hi @kodybrand,

I would assume you’ve installed Nginx with apt, correct?

If yes, then usually, that’s the latest stable version. Having said that, if you want to use a newer release, it’s not a problem, yes there might be some differences in as in your case but it will still provide the same version.

According to the Nginx website:

Mainline version

  • nginx-1.21.5 pgp
  • nginx/Windows-1.21.5 pgp

This means you are on the latest stable version so I think it’s okay to use it.