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Different builds of Nginx (stable & mainline) for using different Linux base images.
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Different builds of Nginx (stable & mainline) for using different Linux base images.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

  • latest (1.8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
  • stable-ubuntu-trusty (1.8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
  • mainline-ubuntu-trusty (1.9.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
  • stable-debian-jessie (1.8.0 on Debian 8)
  • mainline-debian-jessie (1.9.9 on Debian 8)

This image is listed in Docker Hub. For more information about this image, its Dockerfiles, and its history, please see it's GitHub repo. This image is inspired by the offical Nginx image available at Docker Hub and Github.

What is Nginx?

Nginx (pronounced "engine-x") is an open source reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer, HTTP cache, and a web server (origin server). The nginx project started with a strong focus on high concurrency, high performance and low memory usage. It is licensed under the 2-clause BSD-like license and it runs on Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, as well as on other *nix flavors. It also has a proof of concept port for Microsoft Window..

How to use this image

hosting some simple static content

$ docker run --name your-nginx-container-name -v /some/content:/var/www:ro -d nginx

Alternatively, a simple Dockerfile can be used to generate a new image that includes the necessary content (which is a much cleaner solution than the bind mount above):

FROM bbihq/nginx:[INSERT_TAG]
COPY static-html-directory /var/www

EXPOSE 80 443
CMD ["nginx", "-g", "daemon off;"]

Place this file in the same directory as your directory of content ("static-html-directory"), run docker build -t your-nginx-image-name., then start your container:

$ docker run --name your-nginx-container-name -d your-nginx-image-name

exposing the port

$ docker run --name your-nginx-container-name -d -p 8080:80 your-nginx-image-name

Then you can hit http://localhost:8080 or http://host-ip:8080 in your browser.

complex configuration

$ docker run --name your-nginx-container-name -v /some/nginx.conf:/etc/nginx/nginx.conf:ro -d your-nginx-image-name

For information on the syntax of the Nginx configuration files, see the official documentation (specifically the Beginner's Guide).

Be sure to include daemon off; in your custom configuration to ensure that Nginx stays in the foreground so that Docker can track the process properly (otherwise your container will stop immediately after starting)!

If you wish to adapt the default configuration, use something like the following to copy it from a running Nginx container:

$ docker cp some-nginx:/etc/nginx/nginx.conf /some/nginx.conf

As above, this can also be accomplished more cleanly using a simple Dockerfile:

FROM bbihq/nginx:[INSERT_TAG]
COPY nginx.conf /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Then, build with docker build -t some-custom-nginx . and run:

$ docker run --name some-nginx -d some-custom-nginx

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.9.1.

Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.

Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.

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