Deployer – https://deployer.org/
A zero downtime PHP deployment tool.
How it works?
SSH into the remote server,
git clone to new folder,
composer install, and create symlink to latest release folder
And optionally run database migration, restart PHP-FPM. If either step fails, it rollbacks the whole transaction.
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In a recent project, I am finding way to display current git branch on the backend dashboard.
Without a application dependent library, executing CLI
git seems to be the fastest way.
i.e. The exactly same syntax as we use in bash/cmd/powershell.
$currentBranch = exec('git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD');
However, it worked in production/staging Linux machine, but not in local Windows machine.
It does work if I specify the absolute path
C:\Program Files\Git\bin\git.exe, but it’s not optimal because it will be machine dependent.
After a while, I figure out the environment
PATH variable is missing in Windows that cause
git not being picked up.
The trick is, add this line before
exec call to:
putenv('PATH=' . $_SERVER['PATH']);
Most shared host use
public_html instead of
While sometimes considered bad practice, some client may force you to drop-in everything via FTP
There are several ways to change public folder name found on Google.
But most of them won’t work perfectly.
- In AppServiceProvider.php, bind ‘path.public’ to IoC container
Won’t work in console, vendor:publish still publish in public path
- In index.php, bind ‘path.public’ to IoC container
Works in console, but
artisan serve still won’t work
After dig down deep in the source code, I found the cause:
publicPath() method in
Illuminate\Foundation\Application is hardcoded.
public function publicPath()
But we should never hard the core, so let’s override this method on our own class.
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