Setting up nginx webserver in the cloud
In this article we'll be looking at how you can quíckly set up and deploy an nginx web server in the cloud (Microsoft Azure).
If you already have a mogenius account, proceed to the next step. Sign up for mogenius - it's free and you can get started right away. Once you're signed up, create a new cloudspace that contains all your services for a project, like nginx. The services all reside in your secure cloudspace and can communicate with each other (Kubernetes namespace isolation). This is a convenient way to build a cloud-native software project that consists of one or more interconnected microservices. Once you have confirmed your email and phone number, you can create a new cloudspace:
Choose a name for your cloudspace and select the free tier to get cloud resources at no charge, or you can also choose a subscription to upgrade your resources when you create the cloudspace or upgrade at a later stage.
Setting up and deploying nginx
Now are ready you to deploy nginx! On the next overview page, you will see all your cloudspaces. Click on the name of the cloudspace where you want to deploy your nginx web server. On the next page, click "Service Library" in the left menu:
1 - Adding nginx as a service to your cloudspace
Create a new project and mogenius will automatically create, set up nginx and add a dockerfile to your Git repository. Click on “Add Service” underneath the nginx logo on the next page.
If this is the first time you are deploying a service, we need to connect your cloudspace to your repository. Click on “Connect Github” which will ask you to grant permission to access your Github repositories.
You will only need to do this once, your mogenius cloudspace is now connected to your GitHub account, and can access your repositories. Next, you can either use an existing empty repo or create a new one by clicking the “+” symbol. Select a name for the new repo and create it.
Select the branch in your repo and stage in your cloudspace you want to use. You can optionally add environment variables and change the resources like CPU cores, memory and persistent storage. By default we have pre-configured these for optimum and efficient usage of your resources.
Now, simply click "Save". Your nginx web server will be built, a dockerfile added to the specified Git repository, and deployed to your cloudspace at the same time so you can start using it almost immediately. Once the setup routines, build and deployment process are complete (usually a few minutes at most), you can access your nginx web server at the specified URL. You can find all the details on your service's overview page, where you can also customize the resources and scale by adding additional instances for your service.
That’s it! You have created your nginx service and it will be available to access by other services via the URL that has been assigned to your service, in this instance