graceful shutdown

I know how to gracefully restart Apache web server under Unix like operating system. I made changes to nginx.conf. How do I gracefully restart Nginx web server? How do I make changes in a Nginx server config file to take effect without restarting the Nginx server itself without interrupting users’ current session?

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How do I restart my lighttpd+php fastcgi web server gracefully under Linux / UNIX operating systems?

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Q. I know how to force fsck on the next reboot using /forcefsck file. But how do I skip or bypass a fsck on reboot? How to stop a FSCK from prompting or running automatically when rebooting server.

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Q. I’ve couple of Linux / Windows server hosted in remote data center? My ISP provides following option for rebooting the box: a) Graceful shutdown command b) An IPMI reboot c) A power strip Which one is the best way to reboot server and why?

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