This image features:
To use this image include
FROM smebberson/alpine-nginx at the top of your
Dockerfile, or simply
docker run -p 80:80 -p 443:443 --name nginx smebberson/alpine-nginx.
Nginx logs (access and error logs) aren't automatically streamed to
stderr. To review the logs, you can do one of two things:
Run the following in another terminal window:
docker exec -i nginx tail -f /var/log/nginx/access.log -f /var/log/nginx/error.log
or, in your
Dockerfile symlink the Nginx logs to
RUN ln -sf /dev/stdout /var/log/nginx/access.log && \ ln -sf /dev/stderr /var/log/nginx/error.log
This container comes setup as follows:
- s6 will automatically start nginx for you.
- If nginx dies, so will the container.
- A basic nginx configuration and a simple default HTML file.
To alter the HTML content that nginx serves up (add your website files), add the following to your Dockerfile:
ADD /path/to/content /usr/html/
index.html is the default, but that's easily changed (see below).
A basic nginx configuration is supplied with this image. But it's easy to overwrite:
- Create your own
- In your
Dockerfile, make sure your
nginx.conffile is copied to
Make sure you start nginx without daemon mode, by including
daemon off; in your nginx configuration, otherwise the container will constantly exit right after nginx starts.
If you're running another process to keep track of something down-stream (for example, automatically updating nginx proxy settings when a down-stream application server (nodejs, php, etc) restarts) execute the command
s6-svc -h /var/run/s6/services/nginx to send a
SIGHUP to nginx and have it reload its configuration, launch new worker process(es) using this new configuration, while gracefully shutting down the old worker processes.
By default, if nginx crashes, the container will stop. This has been configured within
root/etc/services.d/nginx/finish. This is so the host machine can handle any issues, and automatically restart it (the docker way,
docker run --autorestart).
If you don't want this to happen, simply replace the
root/etc/services.d/nginx/finish with a different file in your image. I like to
ln -s /bin/true /root/etc/services.d/nginx/finish in those instances in which you don't need a finish script and want to have the service restarted by s6.
If you need to, you can run a setup script before starting nginx. During your Dockerfile build process, copy across a file to
/etc/services.d/nginx/run with the following (or customise it as required):
#!/usr/bin/with-contenv sh if [ -e ./setup ]; then ./setup fi # Start nginx. nginx -g "daemon off;"
An example of using this image can be found in examples/user-nginx.