Deploying an ASP.NET Core application on a Linux server with NGINX as the reverse proxy is a common approach to host web applications built using the ASP.NET Core framework. ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform framework that allows developers to build and run applications on various operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. NGINX, on the other hand, is a high-performance web server and reverse proxy that is known for its efficiency and reliability.
Deploying an ASP.NET Core application on Linux with Nginx involves a few steps. Here’s a high-level overview of the process:
Step 1: Prepare the Linux Server
- Set up a Linux server with your preferred distribution (e.g., Ubuntu 20.04 LTS).
- Install the .NET Core Runtime on the server.
- Install Nginx on the server.
sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb
sudo apt update
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
sudo apt install dotnet-sdk-6.0
sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install -y aspnetcore-runtime-7.0
Step 2: Build the ASP.NET Core Application
- Open the terminal or command prompt on your local machine.
- Navigate to your ASP.NET Core project’s root directory.
- Run the following command to publish the application:
dotnet publish -c Release -r linux-x64 --self-contained true
- This will create a self-contained build of your application in the
netcoreapp3.1with your target framework version).
Step 3: Install Nginx
- Install Nginx on the Linux server using the package manager for your distribution (e.g.,
apt-get install nginxfor Ubuntu).
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nginx
systemctl status nginx
Step 4: Configure Nginx
- Create an Nginx configuration file for your ASP.NET Core application in the