On-Demand Staging Environments

Preview your working website for every pull request.

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QA & Development Harmony

1 Sync your repository and create a pull request, branch or tag

Sync your repository and create a pull request, branch or tag

2 Add a yml config to your repository and automatically build a complete working website

Tugboat automatically builds a complete working website

3 Share a secure url for viewing anywhere, on any device

Share a secure url for viewing anywhere, on any device

Learn more about how it works

With Every Pull/Merge Request, Tugboat will:

  1. Create a consistent, secure, container-based build environment
  2. Trigger a build of your website, integrating new code
  3. Run any additional commands or integration points detected in your project
  4. Generate a secure link to the website preview for code review, user testing, and QA

A Transparent Development Process

You shouldn't need a "local" environment to collaborate. Tugboat creates a harmonious feedback loop with stakeholders by showing new changes as if they were already in production.

Reduce Infrastructure Costs

Temporary hardware for development, testing, and QA is a wasteful expense. With Tugboat, spin up what you need when you need it for a fraction of the cost. See our pricing for details.

Risk Mitigation & Process Efficiency

You no longer need a “local” environment to collaborate with your developers. Click a link to preview any site change within the fully working website and provide feedback as soon as new code is ready to review.

Tugboat has been a tremendous time-saver. My team and I can see what's being worked on anywhere, anytime.

Kevin Colligan, Former Managing Director, Digital Media for the Grammy Awards

The Fastest Build Times Around

Tugboat is engineered to build your website as fast as possible. Most CI platforms require new builds to start from scratch each time. Because our paid plans use Base Previews, you can start a build from a snapshot of another working preview to save hours on the time it takes to see your work.

 Two minute average build time with Base Previews enabled.

Visual Regression

See pixel by pixel how the changes have affected the visual layout of your site. Ask Tugboat to watch certain URL paths and monitor only the screen resolutions you're interested in seeing.

 Before After Difference

Terminal Access for Every Preview

Log into any service container that's part of your Tugboat preview. You always have direct access to your builds so you can see exactly what's going on or install additional software as needed.

Configuration as Code

Define services as a configuration file that your commit to your repository. The syntax uses the popular yaml specification.

Sample config.yml file

Pricing, As Straightforward as It Gets

Each monthly plan includes Base Previews and allows unlimited users and unlimited repositories

Storage CPU RAM Suspend Price
Free 2 GB 0.5 512 MB 15 Minutes $0 Free
Nano 5 GB 0.5 512 MB 15 Minutes $9 Buy
Starter 10 GB 1 1 GB 30 Minutes $29 Buy
Pro 40 GB 1.5 1.5GB 45 Minutes $99 Buy
Premium 100 GB 2 2 GB 60 Minutes $199 Buy

For Enterprise

More disk space, dedicated hardware and VPN support. Or go self-hosted for full control.

See Enterprise Pricing

For Charity

Building for the greater good? We support open-source and non-profit projects.

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Tech Specs

  • Works with Github, Bitbucket, and Gitlab.
  • Host your production site anywhere you want.
  • Automatic tear downs of site previews when a pull request is successfully merged.
  • Robust build API. Intercept events in Tugboat to sanitize the database, run tests, etc.
  • Starter kits and tutorials for most Content Management Systems.
  • Unlimited users, unlimited repos and unlimited builds.