Article ID: 119595, created on Jan 11, 2014, last review on Mar 23, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux


How to enable the Nginx service in Plesk.


  1. Install the Nginx component using the Plesk autoinstaller /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/autoinstaller, or using the Plesk Update and Upgrade web interface.

  2. After the installation, you can enable the Nginx service via the Plesk web interface or via the command line utility.

    • To enable the Reverse Proxy Server (Nginx) service in the Plesk web interface:

      Go to Tools & Settings > Services Management and enable the Nginx service.

    • To enable the Reverse Proxy Server (Nginx) service via the command line:

      # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/nginxmng -e
    • To disable Nginx, use this command:

      # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/nginxmng -d
    • To check the status of Nginx:

      # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/nginxmng -s

Please ensure that the service is running:

# /etc/init.d/nginx status
nginx is running.

Note: The start and stop operations for the Reverse Proxy Server (Nginx) listed above do not just start and stop the Nginx service. They also switch the web server configuration for all the domains in Plesk (Nginx and Apache combination or just an Apache web server).

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Error: Unable to make action: Unable to manage service by nginxmng: [2015-03-24 00:13:49] ERR [util_exec] proc_close() failed enabling nginx proxy failed: getsebool: SELinux is disabled 255 httpd stop failed 0 /usr/sbin/httpd processes are killed Service /etc/init.d/httpd failed to start httpd stop failed 0 /usr/sbin/httpd processes are killed Service /etc/init.d/httpd failed to start getsebool: SELinux is disabled Nginx proxy changes had been reverted. ('--enable', 'nginx')

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