DeployHQ Build updates

New Features

Since we released the new version of DeployHQ's interface along with the the additional features it now provides, the development team have been hard at work enhancing the platform even further.

In particular, and thanks to some great feedback from our customers who have been using DeployHQ Build since we made it available as an open beta, we've now added both build caching and the ability to fetch dependancies from private repositories onto the build servers over SSH, as part of any actions you're performing on your code, such as compiling assets.

Fetching remote dependancies

We've deployed a couple of changes to DeployHQ Build to be able to fetch dependancies from private repositories over SSH.

Firstly, you'll be able to connect to the remote repository in exactly the same way you do already for deploying your code, by adding the project's SSH key to authorized_keys on the repository server, or to the Deployment Keys if the repository is hosted on one of the main supported providers, such as Bitbucket, Codebase or Github. You'll find the public key in the configuration page within your project.

DeployHQ public key

Secondly, DeployHQ Build's servers will allow connections from your build process out to any service by default, but if you wish to restrict this, you can define hostnames and public keys as Known Hosts.

Known Hosts

Build Caching

We've now added Build Caching, so that you can cache installed dependancies in your project, rather than having to fetch them before each deployment.

Cached files

The path and file syntax is a duplicate of Excluded Files in DeployHQ, so you can even cache entire directories as per the example above.

Clean Build

If you want to run a clean build, for example if you want to update some dependancies, just disable the Use build cache? option under your advanced settings when running a deployment, then a brand new set of dependancies will be fetched.

Use build cache


Finally, you'll find both enhancements available as part of templates, so you can set up known hosts and cached files then apply them to new projects.


A little bit about the author

I'm Adam W, or as everyone prefers to call me - Batman. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping our customers and am committed to making their customer experience as positive as possible. When not offering support to our customers, you'll find me gaming, listening to music or running.

Proudly powered by Katapult. Running on 100% renewable energy.