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How do I deploy a vue.js app. Do I just upload the index.html file and dist folder??

Posted June 30, 2017 31.8k views
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I’m new to both vue.js and digitalocean. In the past, when I develop a website, I just upload the index.html file and supporting folders/files to the root of the web domain. Doesn’t seem to work with a vue.js app. I’m missing something fundamental here. Appreciate any help.

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Hi @dankalagher

You can include a javascript in a file to run it client side - or you can install it by using npm and other way on the server side, which is the recommended way.
https://vuejs.org/v2/guide/installation.html
https://medium.com/codingthesmartway-com-blog/vue-js-2-quickstart-tutorial-2017-246195cfbdd2

You can setup a Node droplet by using one of the pre-built images called One-Click Apps, when you create a new droplet.

Not sure if you’re still searching for help on this topic, but I recently made a Medium article that has a step-by-step process on setting up a VueJS app with DigitalOcean:

https://medium.com/@Web_Bailey/deploy-a-vuejs-app-with-digitalocean-fd6e7af07e40

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