Meet your new local development environment.

DDEV simplifies integrating the power and consistency of containerization into your workflows. Set up environments in minutes; switch contexts and projects quickly and easily; speed your time to deployment. We handle the complexity. You get on with the valuable part of your job.

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Key Features

Simplify your workflow

Make your changes, check in your code, dispose of the environment, move on to the next one!

Deployment in seconds

Rapid, simple deployment leads to faster feedback loops and 100-200x increases in code deployment frequency.

Onboarding made easy

Shorten the time to first production commit from days or weeks to mere hours under real-world agency conditions.

Multiple deployment

The DDEV platform can be integrated with other local development environments and hosting providers to create the deployment scenario of your dreams.

Open source for open source

You chose to work with open source CMSs for good reasons. DDEV-Local is licensed with the open source Apache 2.0 license and is free to use, modify, and pass on to others.

Multiple CMS Platform Support

DDEV currently comes with preconfigured environments for Drupal 6/7/8, TYPO3 CMS, Backdrop CMS, WordPress, Magento and other PHP applications.

Reduce complexity

Docker configuration, container access, and dependency management are fully supported. We’ve got your back.

Tool consistency

DDEV supports recent versions of macOS, Windows 10, and Linux distributions that will run Docker.

Identical environments

From your local machine, to testing/QA, to live production, control your configuration and ensure parity across your environments.

Dedicated support and maintenance

The roots of DDEV are in our collective experience in digital agencies, enterprise businesses and open source communities. DDEV is structured around the needs of our core users, informed by our passion for people, process and principles.

Tried and true

Built on sturdy, industry-standard technologies, including open source projects like Docker and Go.

Focused on simplicity

Opinionated architecture, with a focus on ease of use for daily tasks, but flexible enough to cede configuration control and adapt when you need to customize.


Want to see what we're doing? Check us out on GitHub!

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A number of vetted user-contributed recipes for extending and using ddev. Your contributions are welcome.

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Awesome DDEV

Check out loads of external resources, blog posts, recipes, screencasts, and the like.

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