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Settings: Commands npm ????

Hi, quite frustrated by lack of clarity on this issue.

React app deployed , says available, but is stuck on : Starting the development server…

So what do I need in Settings: Commands RUN section to actually make the site work?

npm xxxx? node xxxx?

I have read some people using serve but see no actual example of that working.

runs fine locally, no issues. deploys the build from github fine.

and it will sometimes show “ATAL ERROR: Ineffective mark-compacts near heap limit Allocation failed - JavaScript heap …” in the live logs.


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Bobby Iliev
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December 22, 2022

Hi there,

You can deploy React as a static app so that it does not have to run as an actual service.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-react-application-to-digitalocean-app-platform#step-3-deploying-to-digitalocean-app-platform

You have to define that the component is a static site and define a build command which in your case should be npm build.

Hope that this helps.

Best,

Bobby

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