Local website management
October Pond includes a free macOS or Windows application that allows you to manage all your local October projects.
With Pond you can start using October even if you don’t have any experience in web development. It includes everything for running October websites on your computer. To start with October you don’t need any other applications or services e.g. Apache or MySQL. You’re just three clicks away from using October!
Pond takes the burden out of deploying your October projects and makes updates quick and safe. When you’re ready to roll out new features from development to your DigitalOcean production environment just click the Deploy button! Pond can completely provision a new DigitalOcean Droplet to run October websites.
Tuned for October
Pond respects the structure of complex October projects and can update public plugins, installed from the Marketplace, private plugins, website theme and the October core. For each deployment you can choose which of these you'd like to update.
Pond uses a safe blue-green deployment technique that reduces downtimes and risk. In most cases updating your website is instant for visitors.
Multiple environments are supported for your production, staging, development, experiments, feature acceptance testing and other needs. Each environment can be updated separately from its own git branch.