Deploy your application to Divio

The steps outlined here assume that you have already:

Create a new project on Divio

The first step is to create a project on the Divio Control Panel, with your application repository. There are two ways of doing this:

  • New project, in which you will push your local Git code to Divio’s Git server

  • New project from Git repository (Beta), in which your Divio project will fetch the code from a Git host

'New project options'

Creating a new project

In the Divio Control Panel, add a New project. Select the Build your own option.

Creating a new project from a Git repository (Beta)

In the Divio Control Panel, add a New project from Git repository. Once you have supplied the Git repository URL, you will need to use the public key provided to create a Deploy Key on the repository.

You should also add a webhook, so that when new commits are pushed to the repository, it will send a signal to update the Divio Control Panel.

Beta status limitations

Creating a new project from a Git repository is currently provided as a Beta feature, and is available only to users who have signed up for access to Beta-release features. Enable Beta features in your account settings.

Some limitations apply to the current version of this functionality. In order to import a repository, at the time of import:

  • you will need to enable write access on the repository’s deploy key

  • the repository will need a master branch

Once imported, you can remove the write access and can delete the master branch if you don’t need it.

Connect your local application to the cloud project

Connecting a local application to a Divio project on the cloud allows you to interact with and manage the cloud project from your command-line.

The cloud project has a slug, based on the name you gave it when you created it. Run:

divio project list -g

to get your project’s slug.

You can also get the slug from the Control Panel:

'Project slug'


divio project configure

and provide the slug. (divio project configure creates a new file in the project at .divio/config.json, containing the configuration data.)

Configure Git (if required)

If you are using Divio’s own Git server for this project rather than an external Git provider, add the project’s Git repository as a remote, for example:

git remote add divio [email protected]:my-divio-project.git

The Git URL is provided by the divio project configure command above, and in the Repository view of the Control Panel.

Add database and media services

The new Divio application does not include any additional services. If your application requires a database or media store, they must be added manually using the Divio Control Panel as required. Use the Services menu to add the services your application needs.

Add release commands

If your application needs to perform operations each time it is deployed, for example start-up health tests or database migrations, these should be applied as release commands.

Add additional environment variables

Your application may require additional environment variables in production. Apply any environment variables using the Divio Control Panel or CLI.

Push local database/media content

If you have local database or media content, push them to the Test environment:

divio project push db
divio project push media

See also Divio CLI usage examples.

Push your code

Push your code to the Git repository, whether on Divio’s own Git server or hosted with an external Git provider.

Set the Git branch appropriately for each of your cloud environments.

Deploy the Test server

Deploy with:

divio project deploy

(or use the Deploy button in the Control Panel).

Once deployed, your project will be accessible via the URLs shown in the Control Panel for each environment.

See our go-live checklist for a production deployment.