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This is my first time posting on this forum. I have installed magento 2.0.7 in a cPanel hosting account. All is going well so far, I have added almost 1000 products already and I have also installed a new theme as well. The only problem I have are pages not loading completely every now and again on the backend doesn't matter what I'm doing, so I have to refresh the page for it to load fully, sometimes 2 or 3 times, it looks like and ajax issue. However that is a different problem.

The point of this post is post is to find out if I HAVE to run the magento setup:static-content:deploy command or not. As stated I have installed Magento 2.0.7 successfully in a cPanel account and it has been working fine since the installation completed. I have installed magento 2.0.7 on a VPS as well but noticed that the storefront would not load correctly till I ran magento setup:static-content:deploy, which is not the case here. So please tell me whether It is still necessary to run the command or if it is fine the way it is.

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I have faced the same problem, resolve by the following command:

Execcute the commans as in given sequence

1: rm -rf var/di/* var/generation/* var/cache/* var/page_cache/* var/view_preprocessed/* var/composer_home/cache/*
2: sudo chmod 777 var -R
3: sudo chmod 777 pub -R
4: sudo php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
5: Repeat step 2 & 3.

Hope this will also help you.

  • Hi iPragmatech, is it not a bad thing to assign 777 instead of 755 to directories? – AndrewH Jul 24 '16 at 17:44
  • Thanks @AndrewH sure 755 is better. I have ad 777 here because both directory contains static data so we need not worry regarding security concern. – user40382 Jul 25 '16 at 10:57
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For proper functioning of Magento 2, you need to run these 2 commands:

  • php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  • php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
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Please use command as describe here:

Magento 2: Controlling M2 via command line – when and why to use each command

that may help you!!

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    First You need to clear Flush Static File Cache from Backend.

    Go to Magento Backend Systm->Cache Management->Click on Flush Static File Cache. 

    After Flush File regenerate Pub File than Run Below Command.

    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

    php -dmemory_limit=6g  bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

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