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This Container is a simple nginx webserver configured with default and ssl, and all relevant config files moved out the user via /config for ultimate control. it contains some of the basic php-packages. and is built on our internal nginx baseimage.


docker create \
--name=nginx \
-v <path to data>:/config \
-e PGID=<gid> -e PUID=<uid>  \
-p 80:80 -p 443:443 \
-e TZ=<timezone> \


The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side. For example with a port -p external:internal - what this shows is the port mapping from internal to external of the container. So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.

  • -p 80 - The web-services.
  • -p 443 - The SSL-Based Webservice
  • -v /config - Contains your www content and all relevant configuration files.
  • -e PGID for GroupID - see below for explanation
  • -e PUID for UserID - see below for explanation
  • -e TZ - timezone ie. America/New_York

It is based on alpine linux with s6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do docker exec -it nginx /bin/bash.

User / Group Identifiers

Sometimes when using data volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container. We avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID. Ensure the data volume directory on the host is owned by the same user you specify and it will "just work" ™.

In this instance PUID=1001 and PGID=1001. To find yours use id user as below:

  $ id <dockeruser>
    uid=1001(dockeruser) gid=1001(dockergroup) groups=1001(dockergroup)

Setting up the application

Add your web files to /config/www for hosting.

Protip: This container is best combined with a sql server, e.g. mariadb


  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime docker logs -f nginx.
  • container version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' nginx

  • image version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/nginx


  • 18.04.17: Add php7-sockets
  • 27.02.17: Rebase to alpine 3.5, update to nginx 1.10.2 and php7
  • 14.10.16: Add version layer information.
  • 10.09.16: Add badges to README.
  • 05.12.15: Intial Release.
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