Headache-free delivery automation
for PHP developers

CI/CD process for PHP
CI/CD process for PHP

Four stages of
deployment with Buddy


Our dedicated PHP action allows you to select
the PHP version, install required extensions,
and automatically run Composer.
Dependencies, such as vendors/ or
node_modules/, are cached by default
Easily install any additional packages or
Buddy PHP build
Buddy PHP test


Run unit tests for your build environment
within a single pipeline.
Attached databases are launched in Docker
containers linked to your test actions
Actively monitor the quality of your code
with PHP CS Fixer, PHPStan, or Psalm
Run visual tests and compare changes
between the live version and the new relase


Buddy's deployment speed cannot be matched.
You can use our IaaS integrations (AWS, GCP, Azure),
deploy to bare-metal servers, or use your own scripts
(Ansible, Puppet, custom shell).
Changeset-based deployments allow for
faster and more convenient executions.
Easily access and run scripts on your servers
from Buddy over SSH
Supports FTP/SFTP, Rsync & Atomic Deployments
Buddy PHP deployment
Buddy PHP monitoring


Monitor the performance and health of your app
before and after the release.
Over a dozen predefined app monitoring
actions including Ghost Inspector, Lighthouse
and Sentry
Run regular smoke tests with our web
monitoring actions and custom scripts

“Overall my experience has been absolutely amazing. I have been able to deploy
multiple technology stacks to multiple different environments, integrate PHP unit
testing, check my applications' up-time, all while viewing everything in a single
interface. Buddy has numerous 1st-party integrations to various platforms and
tools to get you started very quickly.”

Doug Niccum

Lead Developer at @Shier

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Frequently Asked Questions

What PHP tasks can I automate with Buddy?

Buddy allows you to automate all types of PHP tasks: install dependencies with Composer, run tests using PHPUnit, check code style with PHP CS Fixer, run static analysis with Psalm or PHPStan, or deploy your code to the server using Ansible, Deployer, or FTP/SFTP protocols.

Why should I use Buddy to set up a Continuous Delivery pipeline?

Continuous Delivery helps release software much faster, allowing you to get more feedback from the client and deliver better quality software. Contrary to other CI/CD tools that require DevOps experience and knowledge of YAML scripting, Buddy's unique UI allows you to create a fully-featured delivery pipeline in roughly 15 minutes.

Can I use MySQL or other database during my build?

Yes. Buddy allows for adding up to five different services to your build and test actions. You can select from a wide range of preconfigured services like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and more. It is also possible to add your custom Docker image.

Will my team benefit from using Buddy?

Yes. Buddy allows you to create Continuous Integration pipelines that will check your code on every pull request, giving your team instant feedback. This will reduce the overall code review time. It is also possible to automate your code architecture tests with tools like phpat (PHP Architecture Tester).

Is there a way to trigger my build pipeline without making changes in the source code?

Yes. Buddy allows you to trigger your pipelines manually with a click. You can select the revision to which it will be run, clear cache, or run your pipeline from scratch removing all previously calculated changesets.

Can Buddy improve the security of my application?

Each pipeline can be run periodically, just like cron. Thanks to this, you can configure regular code security tests with tools like SensioLabs Security Checker. You can also create an alternative set of actions for each pipeline that will notify your team whenever something goes wrong.

Interested in more?
Check out these resources



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It’s easy to get

Buddy provides a forever-free account.
You can upgrade when needed.

Unlimited Delivery Pipelines

High-performance Build Environment

Easy configuration via GUI & YAML

First-class Docker support

Continuous Deployment for GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and more