Static Web Server Layer Reference - AWS OpsWorks

Static Web Server Layer Reference


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This layer is available only for Linux-based stacks.

The Static Web Server layer serves static HTML pages, which can include client-side code such as JavaScript. It is based on Nginx, which is an open source HTTP, reverse proxy, and mail proxy server.

Short name: web

Compatibility: A Static Web Server layer is compatible with the following layers: custom, db-master, memcached.

Open ports: A Static Web Server layer allows public access to ports 22(SSH), 80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS), and all ports from load balancers.

Autoassign Elastic IP addresses: Off by default

Default EBS volume: No

Default security group: AWS-OpsWorks-Web-Server

Setup recipes:

  • opsworks_initial_setup

  • ssh_host_keys

  • ssh_users

  • mysql::client

  • dependencies

  • ebs

  • opsworks_ganglia::client

  • nginx

Configure recipes:

  • opsworks_ganglia::configure-client

  • ssh_users

  • agent_version

Deploy recipes:

  • deploy::default

  • deploy::web

Undeploy recipes:

  • deploy::web-undeploy

Shutdown recipes:

  • opsworks_shutdown::default

  • nginx::stop


  • Nginx installs to /usr/sbin/nginx.

  • Nginx log files are in /var/log/nginx.