Divio developer handbook



Get started with a hands-on introduction to Divio for developers.

How-to guides

Step-by-step guides for the developer covering key operations and procedures


Technical reference - tools, components and commands


Explanation and discussion of key topics

Our development/deployment cycle in seven minutes

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.