Choose your Stack¶
- The Universal Stack has VPS or shared hosting feeling. It's easy to use, affordable, but limited in scaling. Use it for testing + small projects.
- The Professional Stack is designed to scale horizontally. All components are redundant to assure high uptime. Use it for serious business + potentially large sites.
Choose your workflow¶
There are many ways to work with Craft CMS — depending on project needs and skills.
- Install Craft CMS locally: Install new with Composer or use an existing project
- Setup Craft for fortrabbit: Prepare environments, sync database
- Deploy Craft with Git
- Manage assets for Uni Apps or Pro Apps
- Tune Craft: Master it!
Take a shortcut! We have published this little handy open-source command line tool to speed up common deployment tasks around Craft CMS on fortrabbit. It connects your local Craft CMS installation with an App on fortrabbit and then enables you to sync database and assets in a speedy and convenient way. It guides you through the process of setting everything up, it even has a table to show you which parts are still missing. Give it a try! Here is an appetizer:
# Install and initialize $ composer config platform --unset $ composer require fortrabbit/craft-copy:^1.0.0-RC9 $ ./craft install/plugin copy $ ./craft copy/setup # Sync database up (local ⟶ fortrabbit) $ php craft copy/db/up
Please head on to github.com/fortrabbit/craft-copy for more details and usage examples.
Developers focusing on front-end or web designers are likely more comfortable using the legacy SFTP workflow. Use this workflow when you are coming from WordPress or if you are not comfortable with a terminal, Git and Composer. This is your route: