nginx reload vs restart

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Sun Nov 11 19:47:01 UTC 2012


On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 02:14:21PM -0500, MarkA 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?

Yes.  More details about controlling running nginx may be found 

This, in addition to configuration reload, includes nginx 
executable upgrade without downtime.

Maxim Dounin

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