How to install software on App Platform outside of deploying an App? Like installing Redis

I’d like to install Redis locally on my app, and I don’t need a managed instance of Redis. I tried using apt in the web console, but the web console seems very limited. How to do this?

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Bobby Iliev
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March 28, 2023

Hi there,

Indeed you can not install packages directly on the App Platform after a deployment. For that you need to use a Dockerfile where you can specify all of the packages that need to be installed during the build process:

Keep in mind that the App Platform local storage is ephemeral meaning that all changes made during the runtime will be lost after a new deployment. If you need to persist your Redis data, it is best to use a Managed Redis database or a Redis instance installed on a Droplet:

Hope that this helps!



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