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I developed a website. It has been hosted in google cloud platform.I was required to change the banner of picture of the home page of website. I changed in server but It showed previous banner picture so I cleared the cache by following command

sudo touch /var/cache/mod_pagespeed/cache.flush

Subsequently I refresh the web page then the picture was changed as new picture. But after few hours or when i click another page and again come to this page The previous(old) picture again replaced the new picture. What can I do to solve this problem and what is the reason?

  • are you using a loadbalancer in front or you are serving directly with a webserver? – saviour123 Sep 21 '19 at 6:49
  • which webserver, have you switch your browser to see if your browser is not serving you cache? – saviour123 Sep 21 '19 at 6:49
  • I am using Google cloud platform – user541559 Sep 21 '19 at 8:55
  • can you please provide more information on the platform- - server type n version, webserver, app? – saviour123 Sep 21 '19 at 9:04
  • remind to flzsh the Browser cache also – djdomi Sep 21 '19 at 11:32
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I cleared the cache by following command

sudo touch /var/cache/mod_pagespeed/cache.flush

Are you sure your banner is cached in /var/cache/mod_pagespeed ?


Based on Linux Foundation documentation [1], the cached files can be deleted without data loss.

At this point, just;

rm -rf /var/cache/*
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