Deploying your first Prepress application

What you’ll need

Before you can deploy your app please check you have the following:

1. Connect your Git Repo

The first thing we need is access to your code, so that we can build and deploy it for you.

The easiest option is to give us (read-only) access to a GitHub repo. To do this:

  1. Click Get Started
  2. On the next page click Link with Github
  3. We’ll send you to our app on Github (you’ll need to sign in)
  4. Once you’re signed in, click Configure & then select the account you wish to link to Cloud 66
  5. Install and authorize our Github app (you can restrict our access to specific repos if needed)
  6. You will be redirected back to your Cloud 66 dashboard and you can move on to Step 2.

Public Github Repositories

If your code is in a public GitHub repository then you can add it using its public link without installing our GitHub app. To do so, follow the instructions under the Other git repos tab (above).

2. Define your application

Now click the Analyze button - the results will be displayed in a few seconds.

3. Configuring your application

Once the analysis is complete you’ll see a yellow information box that you can use to verify the analysis is correct.

Prepress application - analysis information

If there are any problems you can make changes and click Reanalyze my code. If necessary, you can also add environment variables.

4. Adding a cloud provider

A. Set up your cloud provider

We need access to your cloud account in order to provision and manage applications on your behalf. How you configure that access differs from provider to provider. Click the link to your provider below if you need help.

B. Add your cloud provider to Cloud 66

Once you have set up your cloud storage account:

  1. Click the Add Cloud Provider button (a drawer will slide out from the left)
  2. Choose your preferred cloud provider
  3. Give your cloud account a name (this makes it easier to distinguish between multiple accounts)
  4. Fill in your cloud crednetials
  5. Click Add Cloud
  6. Choose the region in which you want to host your app

5. Deploy your app

Now everything is ready to go, hit the Deploy site button.

During the build and deployment process you can view the log to see what’s happening behind the scenes.

Deploying Prepress application

What’s Next?