How to Install OpenResty on CentOS 8

Install OpenResty on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure OpenResty on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

OpenResty is a high-performance web platform based on Nginx and Lua. It integrates a large number of sophisticated Lua libraries, third-party modules, and most of its dependencies. It is used to conveniently build dynamic Web applications, Web services, and dynamic gateways that can handle ultra-high concurrency and high scalability.

Install OpenResty on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your CentOS server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade

Step 2. Install OpenResty on the CentOS system.

Now add the OpenResty repository to your CentOS 8:

wget https://openresty.org/package/centos/openresty.repo
sudo mv openresty.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

Next, install the OpenResty package using the following command:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install openresty

If you want to install the resty command-line utility, then install the openresty-resty a package like below:

sudo dnf install openresty-resty

Check the OpenResty version using the following command:

openresty -V

We can manage the default OpenResty server like this:

sudo systemctl enable openresty
sudo systemctl start openresty
sudo systemctl status openresty

That’s all you need to do to install OpenResty on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Install OpenResty, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.