§Deploying to Clever Cloud

Clever Cloud is a Platform as a Service solution. You can deploy on it Scala, Java, PHP, Python and Node.js applications. Its main particularity is that it supports automatic vertical and horizontal scaling.

Clever Cloud supports Play! 2 applications natively. The present guide explains how to deploy your application on Clever Cloud.

§Create a new application on Clever Cloud

Create your Play! application on Clever Cloud dashboard.

§Deploy your application

To deploy your application on Clever Cloud, just use git to push your code to the application remote repository.

$ git remote add <your-remote-name> <your-git-deployment-url>
$ git push <your-remote-name> master

Important tip: do not forget to push to the remote master branch.

If you work in a different branch, just use:

$ git remote add <your-remote-name> <your-git-deployment-url>
$ git push <your-remote-name> <your-branch-name>:master

Clever Cloud will run sbt update stage to prepare your application. On the first deployment, all dependencies will be downloaded, which takes a while to complete (but will be cached for future deployments).

§Check the deployment of your application

You can check the deployment of your application by visiting the logs section of your application in the dashboard.

§[Optional] Configure your application

You can custom your application with a clevercloud/sbt.json file.

The file must contain the following fields:

    "deploy": {
        "goal": <string>

That field can contain additional configuration like:

"-Dconfig.resource=clevercloud.conf", "-Dplay.version=2.0.4" or "-Dplay.evolutions.autoApply=true".

§Connecting to a database

Just go to the Services section in the Clever Cloud dashboard to add the database you need: MySQL, PostgreSQL or Couchbase.

As in every Play! 2 application, the only file you have to modify is your conf/application.conf file.

Example: setup MySQL database


§Further information

If you need further information, just check our complete documentation.

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