Settings

On your application’s Settings page, you can find details about your application as well as manage settings like buildpacks and internal connections. This is also where you can suspend and delete your application.

Basic Details

This section shows the following details:

  • Application name
  • Git repository and branch
  • Data center location
  • Build path
  • If automatic deployment is enabled or not

Edit Details

You can change the following by clicking Edit details:

  • App name: This is the name of your application in MyKinsta.
  • Branch: The Git repository branch.
  • Automatic deployment on commit: When this box is checked, your application will automatically deploy each time a commit is made to the branch selected above.

Build environment

  • Nixpacks: Use Nixpacks to create a container for your application based on your repository.
    • Build path: This is the path in the repository to the files required to build the application. Most applications are built from the repository root, and the Build path defaults to this (.). If you have a different build path, specify it here. For example, if your application needs to be built from a subdirectory named app, enter app in the Build path field. This is also useful if you have a monorepo.
  • Buildpacks: Use Buildpacks to create a container for your application based on your repository.
    • Build path: This is the path in the repository to the files required to build the application. Most applications are built from the repository root, and the Build path defaults to this (.). If you have a different build path, specify it here. For example, if your application needs to be built from a subdirectory named app, enter app in the Build path field. This is also useful if you have a monorepo.
  • Dockerfile: Use a Dockerfile (stored in your repository) to create a container for your application.
    • Dockerfile path: This is the path to your Dockerfile relative to the repository root. For example, if your Dockerfile is in the repository root, enter Dockerfile in that field. If your Dockerfile is in a subdirectory named app, enter the path to the Dockerfile: app/Dockerfile.
    • Context: This is the path in the repository we need access to so we can build your application. Most applications are built from the repository root, and you can enter the repository root (.) in the Context field. For example, if your application needs to be built from a subdirectory named app, enter app in the Context field.

If you change anything beyond the application name, you must manually deploy your application again, which you can do on the Deployments page.

Buildpacks

This section is only visible if your application’s container image is created with a Buildpack. You can view and manage your application’s buildpacks here. If you add or edit buildpacks, you must manually deploy your application again, which you can do on the Deployments page.

Internal Connections

In the Internal connections section, you can view and manage your application’s internal connections with databases or other applications hosted at Kinsta. Do not copy and paste your internal connection details into your environment variables. Click Add connection and select the option to Add environment variables to access the database. This will automatically populate the environment variables from the database or other application you’re connecting to. You can edit the environment variables at any time within your application’s Environment variables.

If you add or remove a connection, you must manually deploy your application again, which you can do on the Deployments page.

Suspend or Resume Application

There may be times when you need to stop an application without deleting it. This can be useful if you need to troubleshoot issues or test parts of the application without it running.

Suspending the application doesn’t change or remove anything from it. Connections to the application remain in place but will not work while the application is suspended. You will not incur any costs for the application during the suspension.

Click Suspend application and confirm the suspension by clicking Suspend application again in the modal/pop-up.

Suspend an application in MyKinsta.
Suspend an application in MyKinsta.

When you’re ready to restart your application, click Resume application and confirm the restart by clicking Resume application again in the modal/pop-up.

Resume an application in MyKinsta.
Resume an application in MyKinsta.

Delete Application

If you no longer need the application, click Delete application to completely remove it. Deleting the application completely removes the following:

  • All files
  • Settings
  • Persistent storage disks
  • Connections to other applications or databases.
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