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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Automating deployment

When we next update our social network, we won't have to do most of the initial deployment process again; however, we will be presented with a new challenge—downtime.

If we take our website offline to make an update, we lock out our users, which may cause them to go elsewhere, and put off any user who is new to the site. One solution is to automate the deployment process; this can get rid of the downtime problem, and because it is automated, the deployment process will be fast.

To make use of automated deployment, we would need to make use of version control, to keep a centralized copy of our code, which the deployment system can access, and within the version control, we would need copies of our development configuration ...

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