How to reload nginx webserver on runtime


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

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