Running static reactjs server from nodejs App Platform

Hi, I have a React application on the App Platform and wish to serve the static build file. Within settings you can set the #### Commands, there’s two at current on the platform. Build Commands and Run Commands.

I’m currently running an ##### Ubuntu 18.04 stack with Node.js [latest].

I want to be able to run the serve build command as suggested in for deploying a create-react-app. However, I am unsure if I’m able to globally install and run the npm package serve and have it serve the build directory for my app.

At current I just have the run command running npm start which runs the local development create-react-app server.

Any ideas? Thanks

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Bobby Iliev
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June 15, 2023

Hi there,

Indeed, rather than deploy your React app as a web service to the App Platform and running the development server with npm start, you can deploy your app as a static website.

You can follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to do that here:

Mainly follow step 3, which describes how to configure your component as a static website that will run npm run build and deploy the build assets rather running the development server.

Hope that this helps!

Let me know if you have any questions!



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