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How to get a React repo to use the Starter App Plan

It seems this is a needed Question again. The top Questions on the topic lead to a broken link to an article that used to give suggestions, and a “I figured it out myself, I had Nodejs code in my repo” result.

I would like to use the Starter App Plan to deploy a React project. But when I connect my repo with just a React app in it, the Starter Plan is not an option. (I did create my React app with Vite rather than create-react-app, if that makes a difference.)


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Hi there,

When you initially configure your App, you need to make sure that you set the type to Static Website rather than a web service:

Static site app platform

That way you can choose the starter plan.

For a step-by-step guide on how to do this, you can follow this tutorial here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-react-application-to-digitalocean-app-platform

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby