Divio developer handbook

Get started

Tutorials. A hands-on introduction to Divio for developers. Recommended for all new users.

How-to guides

Step-by-step guides. Covers key tasks and operations and common problems.


Explanation. Clarification and discussion of key topics.


Technical reference. Covers tools, components, commands and resources.

Additional resources

Divio Community Slack

The Divio Community Slack group is for all Divio users.

Join the Divio Community Slack group

The Divio API

The Divio API is a powerful tool for interacting with our infrastructure and your projects. See:

About the Divio cloud deployment platform

Divio is a platform for containerised web projects. Divio’s cloud platform aims to offer developers:

More reliable deployment - it’s built in Python and Django, and uses Docker to give application developers a local development environment that is consistent between the Cloud live and test servers - in other words, a system where if it works on your machine, you can expect it to work in production.

Easier deployment and maintenance - the Dockerised Cloud platform makes it possible for developers to get their projects online, and to take charge of deployment, maintenance and scaling, without needing the operations or system administrator skills this usually demands to do well.

Better portability - the containerisation technology used in Divio projects guarantees portability and means freedom from lock-in to a single provider. A Divio project can be easily deployed on another platform that supports Docker.