Sometimes, we need to uninstall nginx server and also need to remove all the config files. But, it may not remove the config files automatically at first go. So, here I am going to explain all the steps from uninstalling to removing everything.
Solution to uninstall Nginx
First, use the following command:
sudo apt-get remove nginx nginx-common
The above command uninstalls the Nginx but keeps all the config files.
To remove all the configuration files we have another command:
Remove all the config files
sudo apt-get purge nginx nginx-common
The above command should remove everything.
If you want to remove all the dependency that was used by the Nginx which may not be required. Then you can use the following command. (Optional)
sudo apt-get autoremove
Hence, we are able to uninstall Nginx server and its config files.