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Installs Nginx on Ubuntu over SSH. Also starts Nginx and configures upstart to start and monitor Nginx on startup.

Uses the Nginx PPA

Tested w/ Ubuntu 13.04 x64, but should work with other modern Ubuntus. YMMV. Took about 17 seconds to install and start nginx on a fresh Ubuntu droplet on Digital Ocean

CLI usage

npm install install-nginx-on-ubuntu -g


  • you have your keys setup correctly so that passwordless login works with the SSH user + server passed in
  • you are logging in as a user who is either root or can sudo without entering a password (goal of this module is to be fully automated)

JS usage

var installScript = require('install-nginx-on-ubuntu')

installScript is a string containing the shell commands to install nginx, newline separated. Execute it somewhere!

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