You might consider it necessary sometimes to restart you Plex server after performing certain maintenance operations. The way to restart Plex server is shown below.

Restarting Plex Media Server

  1. Log into your server with a terminal
  2. run the command, sudo service plexmediaserver restart

After doing the above command, the Plex server will begin to restart. You will know that it has restarted once you receive an empty command prompt again.

Additionally, you can stop or start the Plex server with one of the following two commands:

sudo service plexmediaserver stop

sudo service plexmediaserver start