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Apache2Nginx (BETA)


Apache2Nginx sets up NGINX hosting on the server and automatically converts .htaccess files into corresponding NGINX configuration.

It seamlessly integrates with the LSAPI NGINX module, which allows for better performance and resource usage.

Apache2Nginx is supported on cPanel servers only, running CloudLinux OS 8 and later.

Installation

To use Apache2Nginx, first install the apache2nginx package:

dnf --enablerepo=cloudlinux-updates-testing install apache2nginx

Convert to NGINX hosting

After apache2nginx package is installed, you can switch to NGINX by running:

apache2nginx setup

Note that this may take a while, so we recommend running this command in a tmux or screen session.

Any websites previously using LSAPI will be automatically switched to NGINX hosting with the LSAPI NGINX module. Websites using PHP-FPM will be switched to NGINX hosting with PHP-FPM. PHP websites using other handlers will be proxied to Apache.

After conversion is complete, no further action is required. The monitoring subsystem, when detecting a change to an .htaccess runs conversions to NGINX configuration. So you can continue using .htaccess files as usual.

Do not attempt to stop the Apache service or remove Apache packages after switching to NGINX. The Apache service provides a safety net for websites that cannot be converted to NGINX.

Switch back to Apache hosting

To switch back to Apache, run:

apache2nginx reset

This command removes NGINX from your system and restores Apache configuration.

Force use of Apache for a single website

To force individual website to be served by Apache, run:

apache2nginx proxy -d <domain>

For example, apache2nginx proxy -d example.com.

Disable forced use of Apache for a single website

To disable forcing individual website to be served by Apache:

apache2nginx unproxy -d <domain>

Note that Apache may still serve the website, if:

  • conversion of its .htaccess files fails in any way
  • unsupported handler is used. Apache2Nginx only supports PHP-FPM handler

List proxied websites

To list websites that are forced to be served by Apache:

apache2nginx list-proxied

This command lists all websites that are forced to be served by Apache and the reason for that.