Well-Known Member
Dec 18, 2013
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Getting notifications from WHM:

The service “nginx” appears to be down.
Service Check Method
The system’s command to check or to restart this service failed.
I installed this on a new cpanel server using below method:

tar xf nginxadmin.tar
cd publicnginx
./nginxinstaller install
Does this technically install nginx server itself, or just an admin panel?

How do I fix the downed service? In nginxcp admin panel, it shows up and running, green. But in server status in WHM, shows down.

Can someone please recommend a good configuration for a shared / reseller hosting environment? I'm running with these specs:

Dual Hexcore Xeon
SSD Drives
Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6, Cloudlinux + Cagefs, suPHP

I found these online:

user  nobody;
# no need for more workers in the proxy mode
worker_processes  4;
error_log  /var/log/nginx/error.log warn;
worker_rlimit_nofile 20480;
events {
worker_connections 5120; # increase for busier servers
use epoll; # you should use epoll here for Linux kernels 2.6.x
http {
server_name_in_redirect off;
server_names_hash_max_size 10240;
server_names_hash_bucket_size 1024;
include    mime.types;
default_type  application/octet-stream;
server_tokens off;
# remove/commentout disable_symlinks if_not_owner;if you get Permission denied error
# disable_symlinks if_not_owner;
sendfile on;
tcp_nopush on;
tcp_nodelay on;
keepalive_timeout  5;
gzip on;
gzip_vary on;
gzip_disable "MSIE [1-6]\.";
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_http_version 1.0;
gzip_min_length  1000;
gzip_comp_level  6;
gzip_buffers  16 8k;
# You can remove image/png image/x-icon image/gif image/jpeg if you have slow CPU
gzip_types    text/plain text/xml text/css application/x-javascript application/xml application/javascript application/xml+rss text/javascript application/atom+xml;
ignore_invalid_headers on;
client_header_timeout  3m;
client_body_timeout 3m;
send_timeout     3m;
reset_timedout_connection on;
connection_pool_size  256;
client_header_buffer_size 256k;
large_client_header_buffers 4 256k;
client_max_body_size 200M;
client_body_buffer_size 128k;
request_pool_size  32k;
output_buffers   4 32k;
postpone_output  1460;
proxy_temp_path  /tmp/nginx_proxy/;
proxy_cache_path /var/cache/nginx levels=1:2 keys_zone=microcache:15m inactive=24h max_size=500m;
client_body_in_file_only on;
log_format bytes_log "$msec $bytes_sent .";
log_format custom_microcache '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] '
        '"$request" $status $body_bytes_sent '
        '"$http_referer" "$http_user_agent" nocache:$no_cache';
include "/etc/nginx/vhosts/*";