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Using Parcel, logs show its trying to run on localhost

I was trying to deploy a simple Node.js app which uses parcel. When deploying I get a successful deployment but the page does not display and I get these errors:

[lit-chat] [2022-03-23 22:08:23] yarn run v1.22.18 [lit-chat] [2022-03-23 22:08:23] $ parcel index.html [lit-chat] [2022-03-23 22:08:50] Server running at http://localhost:8080 [lit-chat] [2022-03-23 22:08:50] Building…

How do I tell the deployment to bind to the given public url? I have tried specifying the --public-url in package.json as well but there was no change.


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Bobby Iliev
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August 10, 2022

Hello,

I believe that you should be able to specify the host that your Parcel app binds on using the --host argument.

In your case you could use --host 0.0.0.0 so that the Parcel app would be accessible from the outside world.

Alternatively, you could leave the app on localhost and use Nginx as a reverse proxy. For more information on how to do that you can take a look at step 5 here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-node-js-application-for-production-on-ubuntu-16-04#step-5-setting-up-nginx-as-a-reverse-proxy-server

Hope that this helps.

Best,

Bobby