Installing Nginx from the Amazon Linux repo will provide you with an exceedingly old Nginx version. Therefore, I will show you how to install it through the EPEL repo which is my preferred choice when it comes to an RHEL Linux-based distro.
- AWS account
- EC2 instance with Amazon Linux 2 template
Enable and Install EPEL repo on AWS EC2 Amazon Linux 2 instance
Step 1. Firstly, check if the EPEL repository is enabled:
sudo amazon-linux-extras list | grep epel
If you get an output like:
24 epel available [ =7.11 =stable ]
Then it means that you should enable it before installing Nginx.
Step 2. To enable the EPEL repo on Amazon Linux 2 instance run:
sudo amazon-linux-extras enable epel
Step 3. Now you should be able to install the EPEL repo:
sudo yum install epel-release
Install Nginx on AWS EC2 Amazon Linux 2 instance
Step 1. Once the EPEL repo is installed you can install the Nginx latest version as well:
sudo yum install nginx
Step 2. Verify the installation:
nginx version: nginx/1.20.1
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