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Linux: Restart Nginx WebServer

How do I restart nginx web server under Linux?

To restart nginx web server use any one of the following command as a root user:
# /etc/init.d/nginx restart
However, recommed way is as follows which should work with any Linux distribution :
# nginx -s reload
OR
# /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx -s reload

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