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Running Next.js as web service on DO App Platform

I’m currently deploying my Next.js app as a web service on the DO App Platform, because I want to take advantage of some Next.js features like SSR and the new Image component that would require a running node server. Are there any cons to this approach that I should be aware of?

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Hi @ilonews,

That’s definitely a valid approach to running a Next.js app! Service components also enjoy the same benefits as Static Site components by being behind the Cloudflare CDN.

One thing to keep in mind is that you can make use of caching on the Cloudflare CDN edge by setting the Cache-Control HTTP Headers on your Next.js server.

@kamaln7, about your recommendation to set Cache-Control from Next.js, is there a recommended way of doing that? Have run into this issue which is preventing me from managing the Cloudflare cache for my app.