Nginx is an open source HTTP Web server and reverse proxy server. In addition to offering HTTP server capabilities, Nginx can also operate as an IMAP/POP3 mail proxy server as well as function as a load balancer and HTTP cache server. This article mentions about how to reload a nginx web server without restarting the service on runtime.
How to reload a nginx on runtime?
Reload Nginx without restart
Execute the following command to reload a Nginx web server without restarting the complete service.
# nginx -s reload