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Buildpacks provide framework and runtime support for your applications. Buildpacks typically examine user-provided artifacts to determine what dependencies to download and how to configure applications to communicate with bound services.

When you push an application, Cloud Foundry automatically detects which buildpack is required and installs it on the Diego cell or Droplet Execution Agent (DEA) where the application needs to run.

Note: Cloud Foundry deployments often have limited access to dependencies. This limitation occurs when the deployment is behind a firewall, or when administrators want to use local mirrors and proxies. In these circumstances, Cloud Foundry provides a Buildpack Packager application.

System Buildpacks

Cloud Foundry includes a set of system buildpacks for common languages and frameworks. This table lists the system buildpacks.

Name Supported Languages, Frameworks, and Technologies GitHub Repo

Grails, Play, Spring, or any other JVM-based language or framework

Java source

Ruby, JRuby, Rack, Rails, or Sinatra

Ruby source

Node or JavaScript

Node.js source


Binary source


Go source

Cake, Symfony, Zend, Nginx, or HTTPD

PHP source

Django or Flask

Python source

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or Nginx

Staticfile source

About Custom Buildpacks

If your application uses a language or framework that the Cloud Foundry system buildpacks do not support, do the following:

For more information about custom buildpacks, see the following topics:

About Maintaining Buildpacks

The following topics describe how the Cloud Foundry buildpacks team maintains the Cloud Foundry system buildpacks. Use this information to maintain your custom buildpacks or to contribute to the Cloud Foundry system buildpacks.

Note: To configure a production server for your web app, see the Configuring a Production Server topic.

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