How to install and enable nginx reverse proxy on a Plesk for Linux server?
After enabling nginx reverse proxy on a Plesk server, it will be used in combination with Apache. To learn more about how nginx reverse proxy works with Apache, visit the following Plesk documentation page:
Installing end enabling nginx reverse proxy via the Plesk interface
Install the nginx reverse proxy component
Note: Make sure that port 8447 is opened in firewall. If it is closed and cannot be opened, use the command-line instructions.
1.1. In Plesk, go to Tools & Settings and click Updates and Upgrades.
1.2. On the Updates and Upgrades page, click Add/Remove Components.
1.3. On the Add/Remove Components page, expand Web hosting and select Nginx web server for installation. Click Continue to begin the installation.
Once the component is installed, enable the nginx reverse proxy service in Plesk:
2.1. Go to Tools & Settings > Services Management.
2.2. Click the button next to Reverse Proxy Server (nginx) once and wait. The process will take some time to configure.
Installing end enabling nginx reverse proxy via a command-line interface
Connect to a Plesk server via SSH.
Install the nginx reverse proxy component using the following command:
# plesk installer --select-release-current --install-component nginx
Manage nginx reverse proxy:
To check the current status of nginx reverse proxy:
# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/nginxmng --status
To enable the nginx reverse proxy service, run:
# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/nginxmng --enable
To disable the nginx reverse proxy service, run:
# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/nginxmng --disable
Note: The start and stop operations for nginx reverse proxy listed above switch the nginx web-server configuration for all domains in Plesk. This might cause a website downtime for a short period of time.