Switch Magento 2 environment mode

The Magento 2 have 3 main environment modes.

  1. Default Mode - After fresh installation, if there is no other modes are not specified, our Magento 2 will be in default mode
  2. Developer mode - During development & customization, we have to use Developer mode
  3. Production mode - When we deploy our Magento installation to a production server, it must be production mode

The difference and details are avilable in the Magento Dev Doc.

Know the current mode

magento deploy:mode:show

Swich between Magento mode

I believe that your current directory is Magento installation root folder. If so, the command will be,

magento deploy:mode:set {mode}
Example - Switch to production mode
bin/magento deploy:mode:set production
Example - Switch to Developer mode

First delete the contents of the var/generation and var/di directories.

rm -rf var/di/* var/generation/*

Thedn switch mode

bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

Note: We cannot currently change from either developer or production mode to default mode. Unless we specify developer / production mode, Magento installation will be in default mode.

Need Help?

Do you need any help on Magento 2? I'm happy to help you.

Contact Me

Recent Posts

  1. Update query order - WordPress
  2. Display featured products - WooCommerce
  3. Remove "Category:", "Tag:", "Author:" from the_archive_title - WordPress
  4. The essential & basic WP-CLI commands for a WordPress developer
  5. Install theme unit test data using WP-CLI - WordPress

Questions / Comments

If you found this article interesting, found errors, or just want to discuss about them, please get in touch.