I have NextJS apps deployed on App Platform. Everytime an app is deployed, the first page load of the first visit takes unusually long. Subsequent page loads are fast as they should

The first page load of the second visit is fast too. My problem is about the first visit only

Is it something about caching? Is there any way to work around?

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Hey there!

This sounds like it is the normal configuration of Next.js and its incremental static generation feature. On first load the static content is generated when the first user connects after a deploy. This can take longer if the app is pulling in more components. Are you seeing a specific request taking a long time in you browser’s developer console that could help pin that down?

Nate

  • Hi,

    Thank you for your response. So, is there a way to improve the first user’s experience? Can we send an empty request to the app just after deployment to trigger this static generation?