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Getting Started

Try It Now

You can try Nginx UI directly by the demo.

  • Username:admin
  • Password:admin

Before Use

The Nginx UI follows the Debian web server configuration file standard. Created site configuration files will be placed in the sites-available folder that under the Nginx configuration folder (auto-detected). The configuration files for an enabled site will create a soft link to the sites-enabled folder. You may need to adjust the way the configuration files are organised.

For non-Debian (and Ubuntu) systems, you may need to change the contents of the nginx.conf configuration file to the Debian style as shown below.

http {
	# ...
	include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
	include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*;

For more information: debian/conf/nginx.conf


We recommend using the installation script for Linux users, in which case you can directly control the host machine's Nginx. You can also install via Docker, where our provided image includes Nginx and can be used bundled. For advanced users, you may also visit the latest release to download the latest distribution and run executable directly, or manually build it.

In the first runtime of Nginx UI, please visit http://<your_server_ip>:<listen_port>/install in your browser to complete the follow-up configurations.

In addition, we provide an example of using Nginx to reverse proxy Nginx UI, which can be used after installation is complete.

Install with Docker

Our docker image uozi/nginx-ui:latest is based on the latest nginx image and can be used to replace the Nginx on the host. By publishing the container's port 80 and 443 to the host, you can easily make the switch.


Nginx UI is by default proxied to port 8080 of the container. When using this container for the first time, ensure that the volume mapped to /etc/nginx is empty. If you want to host static files, you can map directories to container.


If you want to manage the Nginx of the host, please choose another installation method. We recommend using the installation script if you are using Linux.

Docker Deploy Example

docker run -dit \
  --name=nginx-ui \
  --restart=always \
  -e TZ=Asia/Shanghai \
  -v /mnt/user/appdata/nginx:/etc/nginx \
  -v /mnt/user/appdata/nginx-ui:/etc/nginx-ui \
  -v /var/www:/var/www \
  -p 8080:80 -p 8443:443 \

In this example, port 80 and 443 of the container are mapped to port 8080 and 8443 of the host respectively. You need to visit http://<your_server_ip>:8080 to access Nginx UI.

Run Executable Directly

It is not recommended to run the Nginx UI executable directly for non-testing purposes. We recommend configuring it as a daemon or using the installation script on Linux.


echo '[server]\nHttpPort = 9000' > app.ini


The server can still be started without app.ini, it will listen on the default port 9000.


nginx-ui -config app.ini
nohup ./nginx-ui -config app.ini &


^C   # Press Ctrl+C
kill -9 $(ps -aux | grep nginx-ui | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}')

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