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Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

DeployHQ vs FTP

So we've been working with BitBucket and loving it. Great. Version control and remote repository decision made, we can check that off the workflow list.

Next step is obviously deploying the code. Initially I think, open FIlezilla, upload, BAM. However I see flashy things like DeployHQ and Beanstalk. Which leads me to the question, why use a service like this, instead of straight up FTP?

1 Answer

Chris Malcolm
Chris Malcolm
2,909 Points

if you deploy from a service, its usually combined with your remote repo, meaning it will check for changes and only sync those up. SO if you make quite a bit of changes to your web app, you don't have to manually pick and upload your changed files--its synonymous with your version control.

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

so it really is just a shortcut for doing FTP?

Chris Malcolm
Chris Malcolm
2,909 Points

its more than a shortcut, there's also a lot of different features that you can also utilize. Multiple ftp deployments are one, another is deploying from a specific branch in your repository.

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

ok. I can see the advantage in that. I especially like the idea of being able to deploy from a branch. thanks.