Project environments

Each Divio project includes three environments for the application by default.

The three environments are created in Docker containers from the same images.

  • Local, running on your own computer

  • Test, running on our Cloud servers

  • Live, running on our Cloud servers

In our recommended workflow, development is done locally, before being deployed to Test and finally to Live.

It is also possible to set up multiple cloud environments for a project. For example, a common scheme is to use four: Development, Testing, QA, Production.

Default project conditions

Some of these conditions may be readily altered according your needs, for example the DEBUG setting. See also How to run a local application in live configuration.

Local

Test

Live

STAGE environment variable

local

test

live

DEBUG environment variable

True

True

False

static files served by

local server (e.g. Python runserver)

uWSGI

media files served by

our Cloud S3 service

database runs in

a local container

our Cloud database cluster

number of application containers

one according to subscription

application container sleeps

n/a

after 15 minutes’ activity

never