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Follow these instructions on how to install the latest stable NGINX web server in CentOS/RHEL 8 server.
Step 1. Prepare your system
First things first. You have to upgrade your RHEL / CentOS 8 to the latest release:
dnf -y upgrade
Step 2. Setup RPM repository
The latest stable NGINX can be found in GetPageSpeed (
This repository is a CDN powered repository and builds on exact same binaries released by official
More than that, the GetPageSpeed repository holds many dynamic NGINX modules. So you can install both the base
nginx package as well as all the amazing modules for it.
To setup GetPageSpeed repository, run
sudo dnf -y install https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-latest.rpm
Step 3. Install NGINX
Install NGINX in CentOS/RHEL 8:
sudo dnf -y install nginx
Step 4. Install optional NGINX modules
NGINX is very flexible because it has support for loading dynamic modules. You can choose from over a hundred available NGINX module packages.
For example, to install the Brotli module package, you’d run:
sudo dnf -y install nginx-module-nbr
Then all that’s left is to configure Brotli compression in NGINX.
Now we are ready to run NGINX:
systemctl start nginx
And don’t forget to enable it at boot time:
systemctl enable nginx