DDEV is an API-first platform featuring easy-to-use local and cloud tools that seamlessly integrate with other local and cloud-based services to construct your unique development, testing, and production hosting workflow.
We build DDEV-Local for local development, and DDEV-Live to host your production site.
Working with DDEV means a hyper flexible and inclusive web development lifecycle, allowing you and your team to succeed at what you do best: crafting creative, compelling online experiences.
As a flexible set of tools to support an end-to-end development workflow, DDEV is suitable for the individual who wants the power of the contemporary cloud without the fuss, for the small shop that needs to customize integrations with Git providers and testing suites, and for large agency and enterprise teams who need the stability and scalability of world-class infrastructure.
We believe in the power of open source to do the most good for the greatest number of people in communities worldwide, together.
Want to use Docker for local development but don’t want to manage the complexities of bespoke configuration?
DDEV-Local is an open source tool that can run all your projects at once with custom configurations. Have a web project running on your local machine in minutes, configure and extend the environment to your needs, and share it with anyone.
Deploy a web project via your Git repository to our managed hosting service to benefit from all the speed, scalability and security of contemporary web infrastructure.
Use DDEV-Live to connect with existing CI/CD tools, use it as your testing/staging platform, use it for production hosting, and manage it all from CLI or your personal dashboard.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is DDEV?
DDEV is a platform. A community. A team.
The components of the DDEV platform allow you the freedom to choose the web development workflow that supports how you need to work. Integrate DDEV as your local development tool, production hosting provider, testing and staging environment, or all of the above. Extend DDEV using the API to include other services, tools, and platforms. Include your entire team throughout the process with Preview sites, enabling Agile development and fast feedback loops.
All parts of the DDEV platform can be used independently of each other to piece together your preferred tools and workflow. Use Lando with Tugboat and DDEV-Live, use DDEV-Local with DDEV Preview and Pantheon. We love to hear about your unique strategy, please tag #DDEV/@ddevHQ to share with the global community!
What does it cost?
Users of the DDEV-Local development environment are free to use the DDEV-Local tool without creating an account. DDEV-Local is open source and hosting provider agnostic, so you can extend it to support additional hosting providers.
For DDEV-Live, plans start at $14.99/month for personal plans, including the same scalable, flexible architecture and services as the larger sized and higher tier agency plans. More production sites and resource usage of course results in higher costs.
How will DDEV make production hosting stress-free?
Deployments not so fragile as they used to be. You had to triple check that your ducks were in a row, then keep a sharp eye on every one of them in case of failure, with only a 50/50 chance it would all come together successfully the first time. Thanks to DevOps, automation, and some nifty tooling, deployments are significantly less stressful these days.
The DDEV platform simplifies modern web experience workflows. It is designed to work with all web technologies from web 2.0 to web(n), connecting developers and their ecosystem, reducing setup time by 80%, increasing team productivity by 25%.
DDEV supports DevOps/GitOps workflows by connecting directly with your Git repositories, offering regular backups and integrations with your CI/CD tools of choice. DDEV-Live currently supports Drupal, WordPress, and TYPO3 CMS hosting. Plus you can rest comfortably knowing that the platform is stable, scalable, and there is a dedicated support team on hand to answer any questions.
Why is DDEV different?
The TL;DR is that we believe in solving problems to benefit the greatest number of people. We believe that everyone should have the ability to use sophisticated web infrastructure to host their websites online. We believe that we can accomplish so much more if we support each other and share expertise. Our roots are open source and we are committed to advancing the vast web of communities around all the software we use and support.
Read more about our team.
Our community is excited about DDEV:
After several years of experience with my own #Docker images and #DockerCompose, I now work with @drud‘s #ddev at @HerzblutOnliner and all I can say is: Works like a charm, except when I’m doing something wrong. ?
— Αlbrесht Κöhnlеin (@wahnsinn) July 2, 2020
Really got to hats off to @drud w/ ddev-local. Really made standardizing local development for our @getpantheon site so much smoother. Currently have it running on @ubuntu, #Crostini and @Windows 10 pro. Great stuff!
— ThoRob (@RawbCas3) May 7, 2020
Every time I join a #TYPO3 sprint I’m so incredibly happy that we have switched to @drud #ddev, the hurdle of getting started with actual tasks is so small/close to not existing, it’s a joy to work with. #t3kudos #drud #ddev #community
— ??????????Tomas Norre ? ?️? ? ? (@tomasnorre) October 15, 2020