Go from Apache to Nginx

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by scottrill2, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. scottrill2

    scottrill2 Member

    Hello folks,


    I had originally followed the tutorial here:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-debian-wheezy-apache2-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3


    Which of course set me up with apache. I have however become real interested in Nginx. So I would like to utilize the tutorial here:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-debian-wheezy-nginx-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3-p4


    Now in the Nginx tutorial it states:

    "
    If Apache2 is already installed on the system, stop it now...

    /etc/init.d/apache2 stop



    ... and remove Apache's system startup links:

    update-rc.d -f apache2 remove



    Start nginx afterwards:

    /etc/init.d/nginx start



    (If both Apache2 and nginx are installed, the ISPConfig 3 installer will ask you which one you want to use - answer nginx in this case. If only one of these both is installed, ISPConfig will do the necessary configuration automatically.)


    My questions:

    1. Are those above the only required steps?

    2. Should I reformat and start from new or just go through Nginx tutorial verbatim and then make sure Ispconfig uses Nginx?

    3. Can you switch from Apache to Nginx once ISPConfig 3 is already installed and has sites and clients?


    As always folks thanks for the advice and help,

    Scott
     

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