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Environment configuration as provided by Symfony is enhanced in eZ Platform to allow specifying this in the virtual host configuration. You can configure several environments, from production, development or staging, even if for each one of them you need to use different configuration sets.

Web server configuration

For example, using Apache, in the VirtualHost example in doc/apache2/ in your install, the required VirtualHost configurations have been already included. You can switch to the desired environment by setting the ENVIRONMENT environment variable to "prod", "dev" or other custom value, as you can see in the following example:

# Environment.
# Possible values: "prod" and "dev" out-of-the-box, other values possible with proper configuration
# Defaults to "prod" if omitted (uses SetEnvIf so value can be used in rewrite rules)
SetEnvIf Request_URI ".*" SYMFONY_ENV="prod"


If you want to use a custom environment (something else than prod and dev) the next step is to create the dedicated configuration files for your environment:

  • app/config/config_ <env_name> .yml
  • app/config/ezplatform_ <env_name> .yml

The name used as <env_name> will be the one that can be used as value of the ENVIRONMENT environment variable.

Those files must import the main configuration file, just like the default config_dev.yml already does. Here's an example:

    - { resource: config.yml }

This allows you to override settings defined in the main configuration file, depending on your environment (like the DB settings or any other setting you may want to override).

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