Create an Environment

Create an environment to make complex container communication simple.

Creating an environment is easy -- all it needs is a name and an (optional) category and description. Once your environment is created, you'll be able to begin deploying containers to it.

Environment Category

Environment categories are an optional way for you to group environments together. You may have an app - let's say it's called "Todo" - with different stages of deployment. Instead of creating an environment called Todo Dev, Todo Staging, and Todo Production, you can create a category calledTodo and put Dev, Staging, and Production under it. This will sort them on the list automatically.

Using the Portal

To create an environment, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Environments" tab on the navigation menu to the left.
  2. In the top right corner, find the "Create Environment" button and click it.
  3. In the form, enter a name for this environment (usually the name of your application you are building) and an optional description.
  4. Click "Create". You will be taken to the environment dashboard.

Need Help?

If you've got questions about the platform or need some help getting started, our team is more than happy to assist. Whether you're new to containers or just new to Cycle, reach out to us via livechat by clicking the blue circle in the bottom right corner. Join our Slack channel, and get help from the dev team or other members of the community.