nginx(1) small, powerful, scalable web/proxy server


nginx [options] <configuration file>


Nginx ("engine X") is a high-performance web and reverse proxy server created by Igor Sysoev. It can be used both as a standalone web server and as a proxy to reduce the load on back-end HTTP or mail servers.


A summary of options is included below:
Show this help.
Show version and exit.
Show version and configure options then exit.
-s signal
Send signal to a master process: stop, quit, reopen, reload.
-p prefix
Set prefix path.
-g directives
Set global directives out of configuration file.
-c <configuration file>
Specifies a particular configuration file for nginx to load.
Tests nginx configuration and exit.


nginx was written by Igor Sysoev <[email protected]>.
This manual page was written by Jose Parrella <[email protected]> and
Kartik Mistry <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).