By default Boxfuse offers you 3 environments to run your instances:
|dev||Develop with fast turnarounds on your local machine using VirtualBox|
|test||Test your applications on AWS in a production-like environment|
|prod||Run your applications in production on AWS|
test and the
prod environment are created within the default VPC of the AWS region you selected for your Boxfuse account.
If you have subscribed to one of the paid plans, you can also define any number of additional custom environments (like
staging for example)
via the Boxfuse Console:
You can then use these new environments just like the default ones to deploy isolated copies of your application.
However, unlike the regular
prod environments, these new custom environments
can be created in a different AWS region from your default Boxfuse region, enabling multi-region apps.
Additionally you can also specify which AWS VPC you would like to use within a region, allowing you to also use non-default VPCs.
Your application can find out at any time in which environment it is deployed by reading the
which will always be set correctly to the name of the current environment (dev, test, prod, ...)