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Implementing AppFog

By : Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch
Book Image

Implementing AppFog

By: Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch

Overview of this book

AppFog is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java solutions. It is used by developers worldwide to deploy tens of thousands of applications. AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable, and fast platform for deploying applications in the cloud.This book is a hands-on guide that will walk you through creating and deploying applications to the cloud using AppFog, which will allow you to get your application deployed without the hassle of setting up servers.This book demonstrates how to use the AppFog service to build an application and have it running in the Cloud. It will walk you through the initial AppFog setup process and explain how to create your first application in minutes.You will also discover how to use services such as databases to make your applications more powerful. You will also learn how to create applications from scratch.You will find out everything you need to know to get an application running in the cloud for the first time.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Implementing AppFog
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using the application control panel

After you create an application, its control panel appears automatically. To access it otherwise perform the following steps:

  1. Go to A list of applications appears:

  2. Click on the application name in the left column. The application control panel appears:

This console has many features, which we will explore in later chapters. For now, let's focus on just two features, which are listed in the following bullet list:

  • If you click on the Visit Live Site button (upper-right), you go to your application, which is already running.

  • If you click on Domain Names (left-side) you can assign additional domain names for application access. To support external domain names (such as, you must upgrade your AppFog account to a paid level. The domain name itself is managed by a registrar, which is separate from AppFog.


To create a domain name, visit the website for a domain name registrar. You will need the A Record and CNAME Record data for the infrastructure you are using. This data is available on AppFog domain names screen. You can read AppFog help guide on custom domain names for more details.