How can I deploy a NestJS app to App Platform?

I have a website built with the NestJS framework. How can I deploy it to App Platform?

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Kamal Nasser
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May 10, 2021
Accepted Answer

To deploy a NestJS app, you’ll need to customize a few configuration options:

Config Value
Build Command npm run build
Run Command npm run start:prod
HTTP Port 3000

Because NestJS doesn’t use the $PORT env var, you will need to manually set the service’s HTTP Port to 3000.

The npm commands map to the default scripts provided by NestJS in package.json.