nginx for webhosting company

mike mike503 at
Sun Aug 31 22:31:16 MSD 2008

Yeah or just check if something has been modified every minute via  
cron too.

You'll run in to this in lighttpd or any other server without htaccess  
support. It just depends on your business model and if you could force  
users to specific URL patterns you could have easy checkbox style  
"click here to enable wordpress friendly urls" etc.

On Aug 31, 2008, at 6:32 AM, Manlio Perillo <manlio_perillo at>  

> Robert Gabriel ha scritto:
>> Is it possible to use nginx for a web hosting company, like every  
>> users
>> can set his/her "rewrite" options, without "restart" of nginx and
>> without need of root access. I am asking something on the idea like
>> shared hosting, or hosting similar to Cpanel hosting, but without  
>> Cpanel
>> of course.
>> If its possible, could anyone give me some examples?
> This is not possible with Nginx.
> You *need* to restart all the worker processes.
> What you can do is to write a control panel that users can use to  
> modify the configuration for their hosts, but warning the user that  
> each modification will take effect only after n minutes.
> Then you can setup a cron job that every n minutes check if  
> configuration files have been modified and send an HUP signal to  
> nginx master process.
> Manlio Perillo

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