Understanding Liferay Cloud Environments

Understanding Liferay Cloud Environments

A Liferay Cloud project can have multiple environments, each for a different purpose (e.g., development, staging, production, etc.). Each environment has a unique name that is the project ID plus the environment ID. For example, the staging and production environments for a project named acme can be named acme-uat and acme-prd, respectively.


Once an environment name and location have been chosen, it’s not possible to rename or change to a different location automatically. If you need to perform such actions, please contact support.

Despite this naming connection, each environment is independent. They’re segregated by a private network that allows services from the same environment to communicate in a secure manner without having to access the public internet.

You can access these environments from the selector menu at the upper left.

Figure 1: You can access your project's environments from this selector menu.

Environment Location

Different environments can be located in different regions. For example, a company with its engineering team in Europe but most clients in North America can have its development environment in Frankfurt and its production environment in Oregon. Having a location close to its users’ requests improves network latency.

Here’s a list of the Liferay Cloud regions currently available.

Figure 2: Your environments can be hosted in different locations.

Environment Type

The environment type is a classification that distinguishes an environment configuration. There are two environment types:

  • Production
  • Non-production

Besides having different prices and computing power, these environment types differ in how their backup and database services function.


  • Backup: Data backups are automatically created on a regular schedule by default.
  • Database: Data is replicated in multiple availability zones and contains enhanced IOPS.


  • Backup: Data backups are not created automatically by default.
  • Database: Data is present in a single availability zone and contains regular IOPS.

Figure 3: Your environment's type appears in Settings.