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Git implementation for dev, staging, and production environments

I have three servers, and each acts as either the dev, the staging, or the production environment for my website. My hope is to implement git in such a way that changes to the dev environment can easily be pushed to the staging server. Once those changes are tested and approved, they can be pushed to the production environment. What is the best way to set this up?

1 Answer

Hi there,

This is relatively easy to set up. You just need to have three remote set up and push to each one at the relevant times. I had a look about and found this useful article; I hope it helps.

Steve.

Maybe I missed some details from the article. It sounds like they're saying it's good to have three levels in your development environment, and that using Git on each of them is important. That much I understand. I was hoping for specifics on the best practices for implementing the three development levels. Which repos should act as origin? Do I initiate a repo in the web root of each environment, or should I have bare repos on each development level from which I pull changes into my web root? Is there a way to do this on an existing site without causing downtime?