You can also use nginx as webserver for Part-DB. Setup Part-DB with apache is a bit easier, so this is the method shown in the guides. This guide assumes that you already have a working nginx installation with PHP configured.


  1. Install composer and yarn as described in the apache guide.
  2. Create a folder for Part-DB and install and configure it as described
  3. Instead of creating the config for apache, add the following snippet to your nginx config:
server {
    # Redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS
    listen 80;
    # Change this to your domain
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
server {
#   listen 80;
    listen 443 ssl;
    # Change this to your domain
    # /var/www/partdb/ should be the path to the folder where you installed Part-DB
    root /var/www/partdb/public;

    location / {
        try_files $uri /index.php$is_args$args;

    location ~ ^/index\.php(/|$) {
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $realpath_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $realpath_root;


    location ~ \.php$ {
        return 404;

    error_log /var/log/nginx/parts.error.log;
    access_log /var/log/nginx/parts.access.log;

    # SSL parameters
    ssl_certificate /var/www/certs/SSL/domain.cert.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key /var/www/certs/SSL/private.key.pem;
    ssl_trusted_certificate /var/www/certs/SSL/intermediate.cert.pem;

    ssl_session_timeout 5m;

    ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
    ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
  1. Restart nginx with sudo systemctl restart nginx and you should be able to access Part-DB under your configured domain.