Information for: DEVELOPERS   PARTNERS

Working with environments

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, as displayed in the following screenshot:

Environments on a subscription

About environments

Cloud Platform 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.

Environment Cloud Platform Enterprise Cloud Platform Professional
Development (Dev) yes yes
Staging (Stage) yes yes
Production (Prod) yes yes
Additional environments yes no

Cloud Platform displays environments in the following order:

Each environment displays the Acquia Insight score for the active domain for that environment. If Acquia Insight is enabled for an environment, the system displays the insight score.

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If your environment is running on Acquia Cloud Next technologies, you will also see the following highlighted icon:

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Note

Node.js applications in Cloud Platform do not display environment Insight scores.

Managing environments

To view the Overview page of an environment, click the triangle in the breadcrumbs menu on any page in the Cloud Platform interface to identify the environment you want to view, or click the name of the environment on the application’s Environments page.

From the Overview page of an environment, you can complete the following tasks:

Note for Site Factory subscribers

The Environments page for a Site Factory subscription doesn’t display most of these features because sites on that platform are managed differently. Only Site Factory subscribers can see the following links to the Site Factory Management Console:

Information

Your Environments overview page also contains basic information about the infrastructure.

The Information section contains the following items:

Infrastructure information box

  • Git URL: Infrastructure Git URL (with a Copy link to copy the URL to your computer’s clipboard).
  • SSH URL: Infrastructure SSH URL (with a Copy link to copy the URL to your computer’s clipboard).
  • Region: Region in which this infrastructure is located.
  • Production mode: Displays if the production mode is enabled for the environment.
  • PHP version: Infrastructure’s installed version of PHP.
  • Live development mode: Whether Live Development mode is enabled for the environment.
    • This feature is not available for environments running on Acquia Cloud Next technologies.

The DNS Information section contains the following items:

Box displaying DNS information for this subscription

  • Apex domain: IP addresses (A records) for the bare domain name.
  • Subdomains: Canonical name (CNAME), or a domain name that maps to the IP addresses listed in the Apex domain section.