Vapor projects are created via the Vapor UI or the
vapor init CLI command. This command should be executed within the root directory of the Laravel project you wish to deploy. The
init command will prompt you to select the AWS account that the project should be associated with, as well as the AWS region that it should be deployed to.
init command will generate a
vapor.yml file within the root of your project. This is the primary configuration file for your Vapor project and contains things like build steps, deployment hooks, linked databases / caches, and other project settings. Each time you deploy, Vapor reads this configuration file and deploys your project appropriately.
When creating a project in a region that you have not created previous projects in, Vapor will automatically begin building a "network" (AWS VPC) in that region. This network may take several minutes to finish provisioning. You can review its status in the "Networks" tab of the Vapor UI.
Projects & Teams
Before creating a project via the Vapor CLI, ensure your current team is the team you intend to create the project for. You may view your current team using the
team:current command. You may switch your active team using the
Within Vapor's "Project Settings" screen, you may provide the GitHub repository information for a project. Providing this information simply allows Vapor to provide links to GitHub for each deployment's commit hash. You are not required to provide repository information for Vapor to function.
AWS Lambda has strict limitations on the size of applications running within the environment. Typically, the size of your application should not be a problem. However, if you have a large
vendor directory, you may receive an error indicating that your project is too large.
In order to mitigate this, Vapor offers a
separate-vendor deployment option which will upload and store your vendor directory separately from the rest of your application. When fresh application containers are booting, your
vendor directory will be downloaded and unzipped so that your application can access it. This process only takes 1-2 milliseconds. In addition, this option will dramatically reduce the size of your deployment artifact.
To enable this feature, add the
separate-vendor directive to the project level of your
id: 3 name: vapor-app separate-vendor: true
You may delete a project using the Vapor UI or the
project:delete CLI command. The
project:delete command should be run from the root directory of your project.