Apps Platform - Working React App (CRA)

Hi there,

I’ve a standard react project. To let it work, I need these commands only:

npm install
npm run build
npm install -g serve
serve -s build

So, I send my project to Github, and I’ve connected my github to Digital Ocean Apps Platform.

And configured its settings like below:

#### Commands

**Build Command**
npm run build npm install -g serve

**Run Command**
serve -s build -l 8080


And when I go to apps url, it returns empty white screen only. whats wrong with it?

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Hi there,

The React dev server that you start with serve -s build -l 8080 is mainly intended to be used for local development purposes.

When deploying React to production it is best to use the npm run build and deploy the app as a static site rather than a web component.

You can check out this step by step tutorial on how to set this all up:

That way your React app will be optimized for production and you also get 3 free static websites with the DigitalOcean App Platform.

Let me know how it goes!



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