NGINX AMI on EC2
As a Standard Technology Partner participating in AWS Partner Network,
Nginx offers the following products:
These images contain the following components:
Latest version of
optimized for use with AWS.
A set of pre-packaged software to build highly
available NGINX Plus
Helper script used to install and configure typical
development environments with
Step-by-step guide to start working with NGINX Plus AMI
To quickly set up NGINX Plus environment on AWS:
Getting Started with EC2 guide to sign up to AWS and
get more information about EC2 itself.
Then you can proceed to
NGINX Plus Amazon Linux AMI or
NGINX Plus Ubuntu AMI product page on AWS Marketplace and launch the AMI.
When configuring the firewall rules, it is necessary to add a rule
to accept web traffic on TCP ports 80 and 443 (“1-click launch”
will do that automatically).
As soon as the new instance is launched, NGINX Plus will be automatically
started and configured to serve default index.html page.
You can check it by pointing your web browser to the public DNS
name of your newborn EC2 instance.
Also, you can log in to your instance and use
to check the status of your NGINX Plus server.
To configure NGINX Plus for use with different web frameworks
quickly and efficiently, you can use a special helper script
included in the AMI.
Log in to your EC2 instance and start:
You will be asked to select what components to install.
Please check the next section in this document for
list of available software components.
After you have selected the necessary component, the script
will automatically install all prerequisite packages
and prepare the necessary configuration.
There will be a separate user created too,
and then a sample web application is started to ensure everything
is working correctly.
After the installation completes and the web application is installed
in a subdirectory inside
additional instructions will be provided on how to start/stop sample
For example, the Rails/Unicorn application will reside in
/var/www/rails/sample-unicorn, and specific part of nginx
configuration will be in
Installed application and configuration files can be used as a basis
for further development.
Software available for automatic configuration with NGINX Plus AMI
The following software is available for automatic installation
and configuration using
nginx-setup helper script:
FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation
with some additional features useful for heavy-loaded sites, such as
dynamic/static child spawning, advanced process management,
ability to start workers with different uid/gid/chroot environment.
Ruby on Rails,
an open-source Ruby web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness
and sustainable productivity.
You can choose the application server to work with, currently
Unicorn and Thin are available to configure.
Also, during the installation process you can either enter the version of
Rails manually, or use the default one.
a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development
and clean, pragmatic design.
It lets you build high-performing, elegant Web applications quickly.
Django focuses on automating as much as possible and adhering to the DRY
(Don't Repeat Yourself) principle.
a small, fast, down-to-earth, open source Python web development framework.
It makes real-world web application development and deployment more fun,
more predictable, and more productive.
Pyramid is a Pylons Project, and is the successor to the Pylons web framework.
There is an ability to enter desired version of Pyramid during the
What if something goes wrong?
In case you encounter any problems with nginx configuration,
the documentation is available on
Customers who purchased NGINX Plus AMI at AWS Marketplace are eligible for
assistance under AWS support provided by Nginx Inc. engineering team.
In order to activate support, the following form must be filled out:
Please note that you will need your AWS Account Number.
In some cases we may also ask you to provide EC2 instance ID(s).