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The latest NGINX version on Directadmin server

| 14:44:31 06.03.2018

If you want to have the latest version of NGINX installed on your server with Directadmin here is what you can do about it.

We at Poralix prepared a script which you can use for it:

build_nginx - A script (the first edition) to install a mainline version of NGINX with custombuild2. A version number of NGINX mainline is taken from NGINX's trac site, i.e. it's always the latest.


Here is a quick way to install it:

cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/
wget -O build_nginx
chmod 755 ./build_nginx


It's even possible to run the script with a cron, on daily bases for example. Run this code to install a task into crontab:

echo "1 2 * * * root /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/build_nginx cron" >> /etc/cron.d/directadmin_custom

if you want to update a version every day. It won't upgrade NGINX, but only update information about its version and download a tar.gz file when a new version is available.

As soon as a new version of NGINX comes out and its binary is downloaded you can use custombuild native script as usual to install/update NGINX.

./build nginx


./build update_versions

or stick to the custom script.

./build_nginx install

That's it.

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