Question

After updating server files, what do I need to do make them updated?

After I update a file being served on the system, is there a command I need to run to make the changes go live? Something like sudo systemctl restart nginx since I’m using Nginx?

Or do I simply need to wait awhile for the changes to proliferate?

I’m using Django, Ubuntu 16.04, Nginx and Gunicorn


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sudo nginx -t this will tell you if your configuration file(s) has any errors.

If no errors on Ubuntu:16.04 you can do sudo service nginx restart

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You only have to restart/reload if you change a config file. Web files require no restarting or waiting.