How to launch Vue.js on RackSpace?


by gaston , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 6 months ago

How to launch Vue.js on RackSpace?

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by modesta , 6 months ago


To launch a Vue.js application on RackSpace, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Provision a server on RackSpace: You can sign in to your RackSpace account and provision a new server. Select an appropriate server size and operating system (like Ubuntu) for your application.
  2. SSH into the server: Once the server is provisioned, you will need to SSH into the server to access its command-line interface. You can use a tool like PuTTY (for Windows) or the terminal (for macOS and Linux).
  3. Install Node.js: Vue.js is built on top of Node.js, so you will need to install Node.js on the server. To do this, you can run the following commands in the terminal:
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

  1. Install Vue CLI: Vue CLI is a command-line tool that helps you scaffold Vue.js projects. You can install it globally on the server by running the following command:
sudo npm install -g @vue/cli

  1. Create a new Vue.js project: Once Vue CLI is installed, you can create a new Vue.js project by running the following command:
vue create my-vue-app

Follow the prompts to select the desired features and configurations for your project.

  1. Build the Vue.js project: Once your project is created, navigate into the project directory by running cd my-vue-app. Then, you will need to build the Vue.js project for production by running the following command:
npm run build

This will generate the production-ready files in the dist directory.

  1. Set up a web server: To serve your Vue.js application, you will need to set up a web server like Nginx or Apache. You can install Nginx by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install nginx

  1. Configure Nginx: Once Nginx is installed, you will need to configure it to serve your Vue.js application. Open the Nginx configuration file using a text editor:
sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default

Replace the contents of the file with the following:

server {
    listen 80;
    root /path/to/your/vue-app/dist;
    index index.html;
    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html;

Make sure to replace with your actual domain, and /path/to/your/vue-app/dist with the path to your Vue.js project's dist directory.

Save the file and exit the text editor.

  1. Start Nginx: After configuring Nginx, you will need to start the Nginx web server by running the following command:
sudo service nginx start

  1. Access your Vue.js application: Your Vue.js application should now be accessible on the specified domain. You can open a web browser and visit to see your Vue.js application in action.

That's it! Your Vue.js application is now successfully launched on RackSpace.