App platform how to deploy react app + nodejs server

Hello guys, i’m facing some problems during my deploy on digitalocean app platform.

i’ve created a react app wich contains a server folder, so i’ve configured the app like so:

  • yarn build as a build command
  • yarn pm2 serve build 8080 --spa (to serve the frontend)
  • yarn pm2 start server/app.js --exp-backoff-restart-delay=100 (to start the BE)

env variables for url: REACT_APP_SERVER_BASE_URL is equal to ${APP_URL}

i can see clearly the frontend, but the app doesnt work, he can’t make api requests to the BE (i see raw html if i hit the login endpoint)

i’m not an expert but i really need your help

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Bobby Iliev
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September 8, 2022

Hi there,

What you could do is to separate your frontend application and the Node.js backend application into different App components.

Here is a quick video that shows how you could do that:

Hope that this helps!



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