Servebolt Development Mode Explained

In the Servebolt Admin Panel, you will find the “Development Mode” option within your environment settings. This feature enhances your development workflow by deactivating Servebolt’s built-in server-side caching. When enabled, Development Mode allows for instant updates whenever files are updated or changed at the origin. In this article, we will explore the scenarios where activating Development Mode is beneficial and how it can be utilized effectively.

Image from the Servebolt Admin Panel. Showing off the development mode feature

Understanding the Development Mode

Development Mode disables Servebolt’s server-side caching, enabling developers to see changes in real time. This is particularly useful during the development phase of a website when frequent updates and modifications are made. It’s important to note that while Development Mode is active, other caching solutions such as Cloudflare, Servebolt CDN, or Accelerated Domains will continue to function normally.

Automatic Deactivation

To ensure optimal performance and caching once your website goes live, Development Mode is designed to automatically deactivate after 3 hours in production environments (environments with domains added). When Development Mode is turned off, your previous cache settings are restored, ensuring your website benefits from Servebolt’s server-side caching once again.

If you’d like to learn more about Servebolt’s caching, make sure to check out our guide on Servebolt Caching and Cache Policies Options.