PHPloy is an incremental Git FTP and SFTP deployment tool. By keeping track of the state of the remote server(s) it deploys only the files that were committed since the last deployment. PHPloy supports submodules, sub-submodules, deploying to multiple servers and rollbacks. PHPloy requires PHP 5.5+ and Git 1.8+.
How it works
PHPloy stores a file called
.revision on your server. This file contains the hash of the commit that you have deployed to that server. When you run phploy, it downloads that file and compares the commit reference in it with the commit you are trying to deploy to find out which files to upload. PHPloy also stores a
.revision file for each submodule in your repository.
You can install PHPloy globally, in your
/usr/local/bin directory or, locally, in your project directory. Rename
phploy for ease of use.
- Globally: Move
/usr/local/bin. Make it executable by running
sudo chmod +x phploy.
- Locally Move
phployinto your project directory.
When using PHPloy locally, proceed the command with
(php) phploy --initin the terminal to create the
phploy.inifile or create one manually.
(php) phployin terminal to deploy.
Windows Users: Installing PHPloy globally on Windows
phploy.ini file holds your project configuration. It should be located in the root directory of the project.
phploy.ini is never uploaded to server. Check the sample below for all available options:
; This is a sample deploy.ini file. You can specify as many ; servers as you need and use normal or quickmode configuration. ; ; NOTE: If a value in the .ini file contains any non-alphanumeric ; characters it needs to be enclosed in double-quotes ("). [staging] scheme = sftp user = example ; When connecting via SFTP, you can opt for password-based authentication: pass = password ; Or private key-based authentication: privkey = 'path/to/or/contents/of/privatekey' host = staging-example.com path = /path/to/installation port = 22 ; You can specify a branch to deploy from branch = develop ; File permission set on the uploaded files/directories permissions = 0700 ; Files that should be ignored and not uploaded to your server, but still tracked in your repository exclude = 'src/*.scss' exclude = '*.ini' ; Files that are ignored by Git, but you want to send the the server include = 'js/scripts.min.js' include = 'js/style.min.css' include = 'directory-name/' ; Directories that should be copied after deploy, from->to copy = 'public->www' ; Directories that should be purged after deploy purge = "cache/" ; Pre- and Post-deploy hooks pre-deploy = "wget http://staging-example.com/pre-deploy/test.php --spider --quiet" post-deploy = "wget http://staging-example.com/post-deploy/test.php --spider --quiet" ; Works only via SSH2 connection pre-deploy-remote = "touch .maintenance" post-deploy-remote = "mv cache cache2" post-deploy-remote = "rm .maintenance" [production] quickmode = ftp://example:email@example.com:21/path/to/installation passive = true ssl = false ; You can specify a branch to deploy from branch = master ; File permission set on the uploaded files/directories permissions = 0774 ; Files that should be ignored and not uploaded to your server, but still tracked in your repository exclude = 'libs/*' exclude = 'config/*' exclude = 'src/*.scss' ; Files that are ignored by Git, but you want to send the the server include = 'js/scripts.min.js' include = 'js/style.min.css' include = 'directory-name/' purge = "cache/" pre-deploy = "wget http://staging-example.com/pre-deploy/test.php --spider --quiet" post-deploy = "wget http://staging-example.com/post-deploy/test.php --spider --quiet"
If your password is missing in the
phploy.ini file or the
PHPLOY_PASS environment variable, PHPloy will interactively ask you for your password.
There is also an option to store the password in a file called
[staging] pass="thePassword" [production] pass="thePassword"
This feature is especially useful if you would like to share your phploy.ini via Git but hide your password from the public.
You can also use environment variables to deploy without storing your credentials in a file.
These variables will be used if they do not exist in the
PHPLOY_HOST PHPLOY_PORT PHPLOY_PASS PHPLOY_USER
These variables can be used like this;
$ PHPLOY_PORT="21" PHPLOY_HOST="myftphost.com" PHPLOY_USER="ftp" PHPLOY_PASS="ftp-password" phploy -s servername
Or export them like this, the script will automatically use them:
$ export PHPLOY_PORT="21" $ export PHPLOY_HOST="myftphost.com" $ export PHPLOY_USER="ftp" $ export PHPLOY_PASS="ftp-password" $ phploy -s servername
PHPloy allows you to configure multiple servers in the deploy file and deploy to any of them with ease.
By default PHPloy will deploy to ALL specified servers. Alternatively, if an entry named 'default' exists in your server configuration, PHPloy will default to that server configuration. To specify one single server, run:
phploy -s servername
phploy --server servername
servername stands for the name you have given to the server in the
phploy.ini configuration file.
If you have a 'default' server configured, you can specify to deploy to all configured servers by running:
Warning: the --rollback option does not currently update your submodules correctly.
PHPloy allows you to roll back to an earlier version when you need to. Rolling back is very easy.
To roll back to the previous commit, you just run:
To roll back to whatever commit you want, you run:
When you run a rollback, the files in your working copy will revert temporarily to the version of the rollback you are deploying. When the deployment has finished, everything will go back as it was.
Note that there is not a short version of
Listing changed files
PHPloy allows you to see what files are going to be uploaded/deleted before you actually push them. Just run:
Updating or "syncing" the remote revision
If you want to update the
.revision file on the server to match your current local revision, run:
If you want to set it to a previous commit revision, just specify the revision like this:
Submodules are supported, but are turned off by default since you don't expect them to change very often and you only update them once in a while. To run a deployment with submodule scanning, add the
--submodules parameter to the command:
In many cases, we need to purge the contents of a directory after a deployment. This can be achieved by specifying the directories in
phploy.ini like this:
; relative to the deployment path purge = "cache/"
PHPloy allows you to execute commands before and after the deployment. For example you can use
wget call a script on my server to execute a
; To execute before deployment pre-deploy = "wget http://staging-example.com/pre-deploy/test.php --spider --quiet" ; To execute after deployment post-deploy = "wget http://staging-example.com/post-deploy/test.php --spider --quiet"
PHPloy supports simple logging of the activity. Logging is saved in a
phploy.log file in your project in the following format:
2016-03-28 08:12:37+02:00 --- INFO: [SHA: 59a387c26641f731df6f0d1098aaa86cd55f4382] Deployment to server: "default" from branch "master". 2 files uploaded; 0 files deleted.
To turn logging on, add this to
logger = on
Contributions are very welcome; PHPloy is great because of the contributors. Please check out the issues.
Please check release history for details.
PHPloy is licensed under the MIT License (MIT).