scoop and PHP are necessary

Here you will need to have NSSM, I give more details in PHP guide.

Install NGINX with scoop

scoop install nginx

Create nginx

And install a new service, here for NGINX

sudo nssm install nginx

You will have a window to create new service, set path with nginx.exe path.

For Path, get path of current nginx, in this example change USERNAME

Service name

Save the new service and start it:

sudo nssm start nginx

In any browser, at http://localhost, you have to see NGINX welcome page.

Restart nginx

If you change some data, like with nginx.conf, you will need to restart Service.

sudo nssm restart nginx

Add a new VHost

Add a new VHost to nginx.conf: C:\Users\USERNAME\scoop\apps\nginx\current\conf\nginx.conf

  • Add server_names_hash_bucket_size 64; to http block (just once, not for each VHost)
  • If you want a VHost check example server block with server_name laravel.localhost;


You have update nginx.conf, so you need to restart NGINX Service:

sudo nssm restart nginx


You will need to update hosts to have a new VHost, you will find it here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open it with any IDE and, at the end, add two lines for each VHost with same server_name of server block. In my example, the server_name is server_name app.laravel.test

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts       app.laravel.test
::1             app.laravel.test

To save it, you need to be admin, you can use Visual Studio Code if you have any problems.

In any browser, at http://app.laravel.test, you have to see the app (for some browser, you will need to restart it).