About 4 or 5 years ago a colleague @jacksonhoose introduced me to deploy technology called Envoy. At that time I was not ready to hear, explore, and adopt it. I was steeped in a world of ruby, compass, capistrano, and who knows what, but about 6 months ago Envoy came back on my radar and this time I was ready! Envoy is a task runner put together by the Laravel team. When I can I like to use hosts like Pantheon and Platform.sh that give me a wealth of tools, containers in production, and a lot less DevOps headaches when something like Heartbleed happens 😱. That said not all clients can afford the hosting costs of these providers 💸. And then Linode, Digital Ocean, or AWS become good choices starting at as little as $5/mo. So when working on your family member or friends website with affordable hosting we can use envoy to automate our deploy steps and get some of that deploy consistency that we know and love from the big hosting providers. This post will show you how to add envoy as tooling to Lando. The particular app in this example is Backdrop CMS, but any PHP app can take advantage of Envoy, really any app (but non PHP devs prolly not looking for ways to add PHP to the mix 😈). Apps like WordPress, Symfony, Backdrop, Drupal, and of course Laravel are a perfect fit.