This article contains information/examples using root/sudo/admin users. If you require sudo/admin access, you must upgrade to a Dedicated server.
[server]$ sudo /etc/init.d/nginx reload
- Reloading keeps the server running while re-reading any configuration file updates.
- Reloading is safer than restarting because if a syntax error is noticed in a config file, it will not proceed with the reload and your server remains running.
- If there is a syntax error in a config file and you restart, it's possible the server will not restart correctly.
[server]$ sudo /etc/init.d/nginx stop [server]$ sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start
You can also restart in your DreamHost panel. Navigate to the (Panel > 'VPS' > 'Dashboard') page, and then click the Restart button to the right of your server.