Tutorial Series

Introduction to Nginx and LEMP on Ubuntu 14.04

This tutorial series helps sysadmins set up a new web server using the LEMP stack, focusing on Nginx setup with virtual blocks. This will let you serve multiple websites from one Droplet. You'll start by setting up your Ubuntu 14.04 server and end with multiple virtual blocks set up for your websites. An Nginx configuration guide is included at the end for reference.
  • When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and give you a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit the ground running with Ubuntu 14.04.
  • A LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP) is a powerful set of software that can be configured to serve dynamic sites and web apps from your server. In this guide, we will discuss how to install a LEMP stack on an Ubuntu 14.04 server.
  • Nginx is an incredibly powerful web server and reverse proxy. In this guide, we'll discuss how to set up server blocks on Ubuntu 14.04 in order to server multiple domains from a single server.
  • Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world, focused on performance and scalability. In this guide, we will explore the Nginx configuration file structure and discuss the configuration "contexts" that Nginx uses to logically separate different configuration values.