Guide – How To Start – Mail Server Nginx on Ubuntu 21.04 Minimal

Nginx is a powerful web server deployment tool. Nginx is really easy to configure in order to serve static web content or to act as a proxy server. The mail server is built from two mail agents (postfix, dovecot).

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Connection to Mail Server Nginx on Ubuntu 21.04

  1. After purchasing and starting the Container you should know its IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the Container  from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line of “IP Address”).
  1. To connect to a VM, you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download
  1. Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host Name” field, and click “Open” to connect.
  1. In the window that appears, click Accept.
  1. Enter the username and password that was used to create the virtual machine (a password is not displayed when entering)
  1. Next window is displayed
  1. To check that NginX is up and running and get the list of all running nginx processes, enter the command 

ps -ax | grep nginx

Once nginx is started, it can be controlled by invoking the executable with the -s parameter. Use the following syntax:

nginx -s signal

Where signal may be one of the following:

  • stop — fast shutdown
  • quit — graceful shutdown
  • reload — reloading the configuration file
  • reopen — reopening the log files

More documentation about NginX here – Beginner’s Guide

Get answer your question – FAQ

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