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Version control

Divio applications use Git for version control.

By default, applications use our own Git server.

We also offer the option to manage your application's codebase on remote Git providers. Currently, we support GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket (other options may also work or can be available on request, including private Git servers, for suitable applications).

Our Control Panel interacts with different Git providers via an abstraction layer that makes it possible to present common user and application interfaces.

All commits target the Test environment

All commits made by our Control Panel are to the branch used by the Test environment. For example, the Addons view in the Control Panel displays (and only affects) the configuration of the Test environment. Besides other application repository branches (below), the Live environment configuration is untouched except by Git operations that explicitly target its branch.

Application repository branches

By default, each project's code is in its Git main branch, and can be deployed directly from the Git server to the Test or Live servers (our strongly-recommended workflow is always to deploy to Test first).

Custom Tracking Branches

Each environment can be configured to track a different Git branch, by editing the Branch field in the Environments view. If the branch specified cannot be found, an Unable to get commit count from repository message will be shown.

Using custom branches allows (for example) a workflow in which you work on develop before manually merging into main, and then deploying Live.