Requirements for Cloud

The following requirements detail technologies, knowledges, accounts, and steps to complete when working with your Magento Commerce code and store in the Cloud.

Prerequisite technologies and knowledges

The following technologies are requirements for developing and deploying your store code:

Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition does not support the split database performance solution at this time.

Git knowledge

We assume you have a good working knowledge of Git. If not, consult the following resources:

Before getting started, make sure you have a Git client installed on your computer to be able to interact with Magento Commerce.

In addition to Git's requirements for valid branch names, Magento Commerce adds two additional requirements:

  • The / character isn't allowed.
  • Branch names must be case-insensitively unique. In other words, if you have a branch named _CaSe_, you cannot create another branch named _case_.

You must use Secure Shell (SSH) and not HTTPS to connect to the Git repository. For more information, see GitHub documentation.

Testing configurations

Before you test any custom code in your local Magento Commerce environment, you must do all of the following:

Development and testing

For development and testing, we recommend the following:

  • Test your site in an Integration (development) and Staging (near-production) environment as you complete modifications

    You can enable and test individual features, new extensions, and 3rd party integration on different environments prior to merging into a single environment.

  • Verify magento setup:install and magento setup:upgrade commands work during the build and deploy process and that any extensions and customizations compile correctly in Production mode

    You can set an environment variable or enter a CLI command for this specific mode.

  • Fully test your site in Staging as a merchant and customer prior to Production deployment
  • Verify the Fastly VCL is uploaded to Fastly
  • Send a ticket with all storefront domains when going live (to be added to the shared SSL (HTTPS) certificate)
  • For custom deploy hooks in Integration, open a Support ticket to have them added to the Staging and Production deployment process
  • Profile key flows and customizations using Blackfire.io

License and authentication requirements

The Account Owner creates the initial Magento Commerce (Cloud) account with a purchased subscription. This owner should invite all technical staff, consultants, and Magento partners involved in the code and production of the stores to the project. The invitation provides access to the Git code, environments, and ticketing for the project.

To work with and deploy stores, you need the following:

Your Magento Commerce account must authenticate using any of the following:

  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • Google
  • Create your own Cloud account