Nginx reload vs restart

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?

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,232706,232706#msg-232706

You can send a kill with a HUP to reload the configs its documented on
the
nginx wiki

Hello!

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
here:

http://nginx.org/en/docs/control.html

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


Maxim D.
http://nginx.com/support.html

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