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Nginx configuration for Mac OS X with Homebrew, using sites-enabled directory.
mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/nginx/sites-{enabled,available}
cd /usr/local/etc/nginx/sites-enabled
ln -s ../sites-available/default.conf
ln -s ../sites-available/default-ssl.conf

File locations:

  • nginx.conf to /usr/local/etc/nginx/
  • default.conf and default-ssl.conf to /usr/local/etc/nginx/sites-available
  • homebrew.mxcl.nginx.plist to /Library/LaunchDaemons/

Not documented yet:

  • How to create self-signed SSL certificates
  • How to start and stop Nginx
server {
listen 443;
server_name localhost;
ssl on;
ssl_certificate server.crt;
ssl_certificate_key server.key;
ssl_session_timeout 5m;
ssl_protocols SSLv2 SSLv3 TLSv1;
ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
location / {
root html;
index index.html index.htm;
server {
listen 80;
server_name localhost;
#access_log logs/host.access.log main;
location / {
root html;
index index.html index.htm;
#error_page 404 /404.html;
# redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
root html;
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
<string>daemon off;</string>
#user nobody;
worker_processes 1;
error_log /Library/Logs/nginx/error.log;
events {
worker_connections 1024;
http {
include mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;
log_format main '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
'$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
'"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';
access_log /Library/Logs/nginx/access.log main;
sendfile on;
keepalive_timeout 65;
index index.html index.php;
upstream www-upstream-pool{
server unix:/tmp/php-fpm.sock;
include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
include /usr/local/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*.conf;
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