APISIX plugins are hot-loaded. No matter you add, delete or modify plugins, and update codes of plugins in disk, you don't need to restart the service.
If your APISIX node has the Admin API turned on, just send an HTTP request through admin API:
curl http://127.0.0.1:9080/apisix/admin/plugins/reload -H 'X-API-KEY: edd1c9f034335f136f87ad84b625c8f1' -X PUT
Note: if you disable a plugin which has been configured as part of your rule (in the
plugins field of
the its execution will be skipped.
For stand-alone mode, see plugin related section in stand alone mode.