Running a Next.js application on GoDaddy involves a few steps:
- Make sure your GoDaddy hosting plan supports Node.js applications. You can check this by logging into your GoDaddy account and going to your hosting dashboard.
- Connect to your GoDaddy hosting account using FTP or SSH. If you're using FTP, you can use an FTP client like FileZilla to connect. If you're using SSH, you can use a terminal client like PuTTY.
- Upload your Next.js application to your GoDaddy hosting account. This includes uploading all the files and folders generated by Next.js when you build your application. You can do this by dragging and dropping the files/folders from your local machine to the appropriate location on your GoDaddy hosting account.
- Log in to your GoDaddy cPanel dashboard and navigate to the "Node.js" section. Here, you'll need to create a Node.js application.
- Configure your Node.js application by selecting the appropriate Node.js version and specifying the entry point file. For a Next.js application, the entry point file is typically server.js.
- In the "Application root" field, specify the path to your Next.js application's root folder on the GoDaddy hosting account.
- Configure the "Application URL" to point to the publicly accessible URL of your GoDaddy hosting account.
- Save the Node.js application configuration.
- Go back to your GoDaddy cPanel dashboard and navigate to the "Domains" section. Here, you'll need to add a domain/subdomain that will point to your Next.js application.
- Specify the domain/subdomain you want to use and configure it to point to the application URL you set up earlier.
- Save the domain/subdomain configuration.
- Wait for the DNS changes to propagate. This process can take some time, usually a few hours, for the changes to take effect.
- Finally, access your Next.js application by visiting the domain/subdomain you set up in the browser.