Nginx UI: making Nginx management a breeze

Nginx UI: Making Nginx Management a Breeze
Nginx UI: Making Nginx Management a Breeze

Introduction: Meet Your New Best Friend, Nginx UI

Server management just got a whole lot more enchanting with Nginx UI. Imagine having a magical assistant that banishes command line drudgery and greets you with a user-friendly interface. This is the tool that will make you wonder how you ever survived without it. Ready to embark on this journey? Let’s dive in!

Features of Nginx UI:

  1. User-Friendly Interface: Think of it as the GPS for your Nginx server—no more getting lost in a maze of configuration files.
  2. Configuration Management: Like having a butler for your server blocks. “Jeeves, add a new virtual host, please.”
  3. Monitoring: Real-time stats that make you feel like you’re in the control room of a spaceship.
  4. SSL Management: Because managing SSL certificates shouldn’t feel like deciphering hieroglyphics.
  5. Backup and Restore: Keeps your configurations safe, like a digital insurance policy.
Nginxui Installation

Installation: The Fun Begins

Before we get Nginx UI up and running, we need to set up Node.js and npm. It’s like prepping your kitchen before a big cookout.

Step 1: Install Node.js and npm

On CentOS/RHEL/AlmaLinux/Rocky Linux:

sudo dnf install nodejs npm -y

On Ubuntu/Debian:

sudo apt install nodejs npm -y

On SUSE/openSUSE:

sudo zypper install nodejs npm -y

Step 2: Install Nginx UI

Now, let’s bring in the main act. Installing Nginx UI is as easy as pie.

sudo npm install -g @nginx-ui/nginx-ui

Step 3: Start Nginx UI

Let’s fire up Nginx UI and see the magic.

nginx-ui start

By default, Nginx UI runs on port 8080. Open your browser and head to http://your_server_ip:8080. Voilà, your Nginx fairy godmother awaits!

Step 4: Secure Nginx UI

For those who like to play it safe (which should be all of us), set up a reverse proxy with SSL using Nginx itself or lock it down with some firewall rules. Think of it as adding a security system to your digital mansion.

Conclusion: You’re the Boss Now

Congratulations! You’ve just made Nginx management as easy as Sunday morning. With Nginx UI, you can now configure, monitor, and manage your server with a few clicks. No more command line nightmares—just smooth sailing.