The Environments page for an application displays each of the application's environments. For each environment, it displays controls and information about the environment's code, databases, and files.
Acquia Cloud uses separate environments in order to help you maintain a clear and orderly workflow as you develop, test, and publish your applications. An application is deployed on each of its environments, but each environment may be in a different state, with its own database and possibly a different code branch or tag deployed. Each environment has a URL at which its application can be viewed, but only the Production environment's URL is designed to be visible to the application's users (website visitors).
How many environments your application has depends on the level of your Acquia subscription.
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Environments are listed in this order:
- Dev, Stage, and Prod
- Custom environments
- Remote Administration environments
- Acquia Cloud CD environments
On an application's Environments page, click the name of an environment to display its Overview page. From the Overview page for an environment, you can:
- Manage your code, including switching the tag or branch deployed on the environment, or deploying a tag or branch from a different environment.
- Manage your databases, including backing up and restoring databases, and copying databases from a different environment.
- Manage your files, including copying files from a different environment.
- Configure the environment, including PHP settings, production mode, and more.
- Clear the Varnish cache for the environment.
- Make a fresh Drupal installation in the environment, overwriting your existing application code and database.
- Activate Live Development mode for an environment.
- Rename the environment.
- Understand your Site health by using Uptime monitoring.
Beneath the Environments page title, Acquia Cloud displays badges that indicate both the application type and your subscription level.
These badges are assigned colors based on their type and value:
- Application type
- Drupal - Blue
- Node.js - Green
- Subscription level - White
All Acquia Cloud subscription badges are white, and include the following subscription levels:
Your Environments overview page also contains basic Information about the server, including the following:
- Git URL - Server Git URL
- SSH URL - Server SSH URL
- IP Address - Server physical IP address
- Region - Region in which this server is located
- PHP version - Current server PHP version
- Life Development mode - Whether or not the environment is running in Production (Live Development) mode