Just installing Nginx on a fresh ubuntu server 12.04.
ps -e | grep nginx at first returned nothing so i ran
nginxwhich appeared to get things started.
ps -e | grep nginx now returns a number of identical processes?
1793 ? 00:00:00 nginx 1794 ? 00:00:00 nginx 1795 ? 00:00:00 nginx 1796 ? 00:00:00 nginx 1797 ? 00:00:00 nginx
Everything appears to be running, however I'm interested to know why there are multiples, what they're doing and what would happen to my server if I were to kill just one of them?