If you want to update Nginx configuration or renew SSL certificates, you should reload Nginx to apply modifications.
If you run Nginx inside Docker container you might be curious how to reload it without any downtime or connection interruptions.
The best way to reload Nginx inside Docker container is to run
docker container exec command and send
reload signal to the Nginx.
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Check Nginx configuration for correct syntax:
$ docker container exec <container> nginx -t
Reload Nginx inside Docker container:
$ docker container exec <container> nginx -s reload
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