Problem Uploading React/Next.js app to DigitalOcean

Hi, after I implemented the getStaticProps() method for fetching data in the beginning when the app is starting up my app cant be deployed to the DigitalOcean server anymore. For the data fetching I am using axios which queries the data at the beginning and then passes it on the child components. Has anybody got a clue what the reason could be?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
April 16, 2023

Hi there,

It’s difficult to diagnose the exact issue without more information, but I can provide you with some general troubleshooting steps to help identify the problem:

  1. Check the build logs: Inspect the build logs during deployment to see if there are any errors or warnings. This might give you clues about what’s going wrong.

  2. Test the build locally: Make sure your app builds and runs correctly on your local machine. If it works locally but not on the server, it might be an environment-specific issue.

npm run build npm run start

  1. Check the server logs: Look at the logs on your DigitalOcean server. This can help you identify any server-related issues, such as a missing dependency or a misconfigured environment variable.

  2. Ensure dependencies are installed: Make sure all required dependencies, including axios, are listed in your package.json file and installed on the server.

  3. Check environment variables: If you’re using environment variables in your application, ensure that they’re set correctly on the server. Sometimes, environment-specific values (such as API keys) are not set correctly, which could cause issues with your app.

  4. Verify the server environment: Ensure your server environment has all the necessary components, such as Node.js and the required libraries, for your React/Next.js app to work correctly. You should be using a compatible Node.js version for your app, and it should be properly installed on the server.

  5. Test data fetching: Make sure that the data fetching with axios and getStaticProps() works correctly. It’s possible that the server is unable to fetch data due to a network issue or misconfigured API endpoint. Try logging the fetched data during the build process to ensure that it’s working correctly.

If you’re still unable to identify the issue, feel free to share a link to your GitHub repository so I could try to deploy this on my end and further troubleshoot this!



Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

card icon
Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Sign up
card icon
Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We’d like to help.

Learn more
card icon
Become a contributor

You get paid; we donate to tech nonprofits.

Learn more
Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow – whether you’re running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more ->
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel
Get started for free

Enter your email to get $200 in credit for your first 60 days with DigitalOcean.

New accounts only. By submitting your email you agree to our Privacy Policy.

© 2023 DigitalOcean, LLC.