My dynamic site is only detected as static

Hello, I am trying to create a dynamic website using your App platform. I’ve connected my github repository but it only detects my site as static and won’t give me any options to scale it up in the settings tab. I have PHP code in the repo and js files that make post requests to the PHP files but still my site is only detected as static. Could you provide me any clarity on how to make it a dynamic site so I can use my PHP files? Thanks!

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Bobby Iliev
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March 2, 2023

Hi there,

In order for the App Platform to detect your website as a PHP website it looks for any of the following to detect a PHP application:

  • composer.json
  • index.php

For more information about this, you can take a look at the buildpack docs here:

Let me know if you have any questions!



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February 28, 2023

Hello there,

You can deploy dynamic sites to the App Platform.

If your app is dynamic and has components like web service, background worker, and database, then you should select the Basic or Professional tier.

For example, if you select the Professional tier for your dynamic app, then you could select a 2GiB RAM instance ($25/mo) for the web service component, a 1GiB RAM instance ($12/mo) for the background worker, and development database add-on ($7/mo) for the database.


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