How to correctly restart nginx?

Nuno Magalhães nunomagalhaes at
Wed Feb 18 15:36:39 MSK 2009

AFAIK kill -HUP will not kill the process but rather make it read its
configuration file )which is what the OP wants anyway).

You could also try /etc/init.d/nginx restart
Works on Debian, might work on RH. Find the directory for your
distro's startup scripts, one of them oughta be nginx, pass "restart"
to it.

Nuno Magalhães

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