Why do changes to nginx/unicorn/rails site not show up?

So I created a new default nginx/unicorn/rails droplet and then modified just the default homepage file (/home/rails/app/views/home/index.html.erb).

The change never showed up when I reloaded the page. Not in any number of browsers, not after emptying their caches. Today I found that the change DID show up after I restarted the unicorn service.

So my question is, why did that fix it, and why should it be necessary? I’ve reviewed the configuration files for both unicorn and nginx, and I can’t see anything that should be causing the pages to be cached…



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Hi, I have question based on updating or changing css/js files. The changes are not reflected. Any help so that on refresh changes made are shown?

Regards, Polycarp

This question is very similar. The quick answer is that, yes, with the default unicorn settings you will need to perform a unicorn restart for your changes to appear. Adjustments to your configuration may allow you to make changes to your erb files without a reload being required but at the expense of some caching.