Quick Start

Before deploying to Awanio, there are several things you need to prepare. First you must have an account on the Awanio service. In your account, you must at least have a team. Each application will be attached to a team.

SSH Client

Awanio uses ssh for deployments. You must have an ssh client on the local computer being used. This is installed by default on the macOS and Linux operating systems. You must also prepare a ssh public key that will be used during the authentication process. To view the contents of the ssh public key file, generally located at the locationi /home/myname/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. If you don't have it before, you can read more about how to create a ssh public key on the next page https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/ssh/README.html. If you use the Windows operating system, you can use PuttyGen.

The article above also explains how to use it. The contents of the file id_rsa.pub must be inputted to Awanio as proof of credential that you can do on the dashboard page.

The contents of the file rsa.pub must be inputted to Awanio as credential proof that you can do on the dashboard page. Click the menu Accounts > Add SSH Key

After that, run the command:

ssh git@awan.io

If successful, there will be a response as below:

Hi USER You've successfully authenticated to Awanio
Connection to awan.io closed.

Creating the Application

To create an application, please go to the "Applications" menu on the top right side of the page, click the "Create Application" button. After that the display will appear as follows:


Git is needed for the mechanism to distribute local code to Awanio's server. When creating a project in Awanio, you will get a Git URL in the form git@awan.io:TEAM_NAME/APP_NAME.git

The Git URL of an application can be seen on the application's detail page.


All projects that will be deployed to Awanio, at least require a awan.yml file that is placed in the main application folder.

Examples of the contents of the awan.yml file are:

For PHP-based applications, the contents of the awan.yml file are as follows:

version: '1.0'
  type: php
  version: 7.0
  doc_root: ./public

Following is the example awan.yml file for applications with python runtime:

version: '1.0'
  type: python
  version: 3
  run: gunicorn -b :$PORT --workers=2 my_web:app

Starter kits for python-based applications can be cloned in this repository https://github.com/Awanio/python-starter-kit

Setup Environment Variable

Environment variables can be set-up using the dashboard.

Accessing Resources

Generally each app has one or more supporting resources. The most common example is a database. To access the resources of the application, you can use the information in environment variables. For example, the environment variable for MySQL is:


To get credentials from a resource, you can look at the detail page of a resource in the "resource" menu.

Sometimes we want to access a resource from the local computer that we use. For this, we can use ssh tunneling by:

ssh tunnel@awan.io -p 2222 -L 3307:ADDON_HOST:3306 -N

After that, connect with the mysql client using the command:

mysql --host= --port=3307 -u user -p

You can also access resources using the DB GUI manager. Following is an example of connection setup for Navicat. First of all in the General tab fill in the DB connection information in Awanio.

Then click the ssh tab to fill in the host, port, User Name and Authentication Method:

Finally click the Test Connection button to confirm whether the connection was successful.

Setup Domain

By default every application in Awanio will get a sub-domain name with the format: myapp.diawan.id or myapp.onawan.eu. You can use this subdomain name as cname when setup in the domain manager where you purchased the domain. Here's an example of how the cname setup looks in Cloudflare:

Finally, the domain name that you want to use must be registered in the Routing section of the apps page.