nginx reload vs restart

David J david at
Sun Nov 11 19:26:32 UTC 2012

You can send a kill with a HUP to reload the configs  its documented on the
nginx wiki
On Nov 11, 2012 2:14 PM, "MarkA" <nginx-forum at> wrote:

> Hello all I am new to nginx and wanted to confirm if my understanding is
> correct. To retart nginx like any other service would cause downtime. If I
> change nginx configurations I can do a reload to cause the new
> configurations to take effect without any downtime to my site is that
> correct?
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