I'm trying to run nginx as a service on windows 8 but i'm unable to start it as a service. I don't see any error in the logs after running .\nginx -c conf\nginx.windows.conf in the powershell. Cursor keeps on blinking after i run this command. nginx.exe is still running in the task manager as process but I can't find it under services.taskmanager

I've spent a lot of time on this. Any help is much appreciated !

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nginx does not support running as a service under Windows. I can't imagine any reason why you'd want to anyway, since you won't be using it in production.

  • To provide a demo or test site for remote users perhaps? – Glenn Lawrence Nov 26 '15 at 1:14

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