If you want to create a template application that others can import, then start by putting the source tree of your app in a repo in one of the supported Git providers.
If you're creating template apps with small DB and Files that can easily fit in a git repo, then simply commit your DB and Files with your code in TGZ format in the following path in your repo:
When creating your app, select "Import DB and Files from Git" and DevPanel will automatically select these files for you.
On the dashboard, you'll also have to specify the old hostname/domain name that's referenced in these files (if any) so that we can run a mass-change for you on these files before importing them.
Please make sure that the files are in the correct format.
There are generally three parts of the applications that you'll need to import.
The maximum default size for applications is set to 2GB. If you're trying to import an application larger than that, please contact support.
The code has to be in a repo that you have access to and in one of the supported Git providers
These are static files for your application/site like images, PDFs, etc. Many times these files are uploaded through the application's web ui too... Therefore these files are generally in a web server writable / world readable directory under doc root.
These files can be imported via:
We require this file to be in the TGZ format and with the .tgz extension
Like files, you'll need to import a database dump into DevPanel.
For MySQL, you can use the following commands to create a dump of your database and format it as a TGZ file...
mysqldump -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DATABASENAME > ~/db.sql tar czvf db.sql.tgz db.sql rm db.sql
DevPanel creates infrastructure in your AWS account. As part of that infrastructure, it will create an emply private S3 bucket in your account as well.
This is where you'll upload your files first before importing them into your apps.
Before uploading your files, make sure they're in the correct TGZ file format with the .tgz extension.
Next, login to your AWS account and navigate to AWS S3... Type "S3" in the search bar and select "S3" from the drop-down menu.
On the S3 page, select the bucket name that starts with "devpanel-cluster"
Once inside the bucket, click on "Permissions" and verify that this bucket is private and that all public access is blocked.
Next, return to "Objects" and select "Upload"
and then "Add files"
If the files you're trying to upload are larger than 160GB, then follow the instructions provided by AWS to upload large files.
Once your files are upload, click on the file name and click the "Copy S3 URI" button and save it in a safe place. You will need this URI (URL) when importing your application in DevPanel.
When you're ready to create your app on DevPanel, you'll be prompted as to what database and files you want to use.
Then click Next.
The application/site creation time may vary depending on the size of the database and static files that you're importing.