I frequently make changes on my site, in CSS styles, JavaScript and other markup elements. This site makes use of a fantastic CDN service called MaxCDN, which delivers content perfectly.

Coming back to the point, while making use of MaxCDN or any other CDN service, the changes you do on your site don’t reflect even after clearing the browser cache. And most importantly, you want those changes to appear on your visitors’ browsers as well. What should you do? Delete CDN cached data? How?

MaxCDN creates a cached version of the files of your website and serves them to the users on every request – until you delete the cached data from the CDN. In order to show the users the changes you’ve performed recently on the website, you need to clear this cached stuff from MaxCDN. Here is a short tutorial that will help you to do that easily. Kindly note that the words deleting and purging used in this guide carry the same meaning.

1. Log into your MaxCDN account. Scroll down to content zones and click the “Manage” button on your site’s zone.

Managing Zones in MaxCDN

2. Now, you are in the Pull section of your website’s zone, simply known as “Pull Zone“. In the Pull zone, click the Manage Cache tab.

MaxCDN Pull Zone page

3. Here, you may clear data cache for a specific file or for all the files. To purge an individual file, enter the File URL in the File Path text box. Or clear cache for all files in one click, by clicking that Purge all button.

MaxCDN Manage Cache option

WordPress users: Make sure to delete cache using the options of the plugin (eg. WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache etc.) you’re using to connect MaxCDN to your WordPress site.

That’s it. You don’t need to worry about the deleted cache, as MaxCDN will create a new cache for your files, that will also carry your updated files. And therefore, the visitors on your website will see the changes you’ve done recently.