Django doesn't reflect changes made to settings.py in production

June 25, 2017 1.4k views
Django Nginx Ubuntu 16.04

I successfully got my Django application my server. However, I realized that I accidentally left DEBUG=True in my settings.py file. I tried setting DEBUG=False in the file, but the website won't reflect that change. I also tried doing sudo service nginx restart but that didn't put the change on the website. What do I need to do to get the change in effect?

As an additional note, I followed the tutorial below to get my project into production.

1 Answer

Hi @leebr1

When doing changing to the project, restarting Nginx doesn't do a lot, since Nginx is just proxying data between the visitor and Gunicorn, so restart Gunicorn instead:

sudo systemctl restart gunicorn
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