Deploy a Next.js application on DigitalOcean in minutes

Next.js is a popular React framework used to build modern applications. Let DigitalOcean’s cloud platform take care of the hassle of hosting your application, so you can focus on deploying your code and building your business.

Deploy directly on a DigitalOcean virtual machine

DigitalOcean’s virtual machines, Droplets, and other cloud infrastructure products and services, can make deploying and scaling your Next.js application affordable, reliable, and easy. We offer a wide range of Droplets to fit your application’s needs at a price that won’t break your budget.

Explore products designed for your Next.js hosting

We offer several different ways to deploy and build on your Next.js application with DigitalOcean. Scale your Next.js application and business in just a few easy steps.

Virtual Machines

DigitalOcean Droplets, provide easy-to-use computing power that will meet the needs of your Next.js application. Droplets scale with your application’s demand–so you can grow your business without sweating the underlying infrastructure. We offer low-cost shared server Droplets all the way to Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

DigitalOcean’s platform as a service, App Platform, makes it easy to deploy your Next.js application using a static export and custom server platform. Deploy directly from your GitHub repository in minutes.

Serverless Functions

DigitalOcean’s Functions is a serverless functions solution that will scale with your application automatically, saving you time and money, so you don’t have to focus on maintaining servers and can instead focus on your business. Functions is a great fit for a Next.js application.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Next.js (sometimes referred to as nextjs)?

Next.js is a flexible React framework.

React is a popular open-source JavaScript framework and library originally developed by Facebook. React was created to make it easier for developers to create interactive user interfaces and web applications with fewer lines of JavaScript code than you’d need using regular JavaScript.

Next.js leverages the full power of React to give you the building blocks you’ll need to build a web browser app even faster with deployment directly from GitHub.

Next.js applications are known to enhance:

  • User interfaces: Next.js allows for richer UI experiences that load and display quickly

  • Routing: easier navigation between various parts of your application

  • Data Fetching: faster retrieval of stored data and rapid serving of this data to end users

  • Rendering: React supports server side rendering, optimal for single-page applications with pages on a unique url in the browser

  • Integrations: more seamless integration of third-party tools (e.g. payment services, content management systems, folder management, etc.)

  • Infrastructure: easier deployment of the application (this is where DigitalOcean can help!)

  • Performance: faster and better performance, so your customers can seamlessly get what they need from your application

  • Scalability: easily scale your application as your traffic and business grows

  • Developer Education: improved documentation and resources that enable easier troubleshooting and implementation of advanced features

Next.js (and JavaScript React, which it is built on) can enable your application to be fully interactive, responsive, dynamic, and performant, which can lead to better outcomes for the goals of your business or projects. You can learn more about Next.js and its lead, Tim Neutkens, on the Next.js website.

Sometimes developers can easily confuse Next.js with NodeJS (sometimes referred to as Node for shorthand). If you’re looking to deploy a NodeJS application, check out our 1-click installation NodeJS application.

What React server components will I need to host my Next.js application?

While React and Next.js are modern frameworks, you typically won’t need anything particularly advanced from your hosting provider for applications built with this configuration.

Still, DigitalOcean offers comprehensive features for hosting Next.js applications, including:

  • Clear API routes to manage your cloud infrastructure through API routes that make it easier to manage and scale your hosting

  • Server rendering (or server side rendering) so you can rest assured that your application is rendering the right way to your application’s visitors with incremental static regeneration for your static site

  • Edge functions with our serverless functions product, Functions,small, lightweight pieces of code that can be deployed to perform specific tasks

Built in support to get help for your Next.js deployment or scaling your Next.js application. Support is a crucial part of our DigitalOcean cloud infrastructure services. We even offer premium support plans.

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