Version: v0.6.1 - Beta.  We welcome contributors & feedback.  THanks!

App Deployment

Self-Contained Apps 

Every THT app includes a standalone copy of the THT runtime.

This means you can copy your app files to a remote server and it should work with few, if any, changes.

Here is an example rsync script to copy files to a remote server:

rsync -azvrW --progress -e "ssh " /local/path/myApp/*


If you run into any issues, you can run tht fix to safely update your app to fix common problems.

$ tht fix

This will:

Manual Troubleshooting

If this does not fix an issue, double-check the following:


Permissions are a common source of errors during deployment.

The webserver’s user account will need:

If tht fix does not work, you may need to update permissions manually.

For example, on Linux, you might run this command to change ownership of the app directory to the www-data (a common user account for Apache):

sudo chown -R www-data app

Request Routing (Apache) 

When you create an app, THT adds an .htaccess file to your document root folder.

This tells Apache to route all requests to your app for any URL that doesn’t point to a static file.

All THT requests go through the thtApp.php script in your document root.

TODOnginx instructions