To run Next.js on OVHcloud, you can follow these steps:
- Choose a server: Start by selecting a suitable server from the OVHcloud offerings, such as VPS, dedicated server, or cloud instance, depending on your requirements and budget.
- Install Node.js: Next.js requires Node.js to run. Connect to your server via SSH, and install Node.js by following the relevant installation instructions for your server's operating system.
- Clone or upload your Next.js project: You can either clone your existing Next.js project from a source code repository using Git, or upload the project files to your server using SFTP or any preferred method.
- Install project dependencies: Navigate to your project's directory on the server using the terminal, and run the command npm install or yarn install to install the project dependencies specified in the package.json file.
- Build the project: Run the command npm run build or yarn build to build your Next.js project. This step compiles and prepares your project for production.
- Start the Next.js server: Use the command npm start or yarn start to start the Next.js server. By default, this will run the server on port 3000. If you want to run on a different port, specify it using the PORT environment variable.
- Access your Next.js application: Open your web browser and enter the IP address or domain name of your OVHcloud server, followed by the port number (e.g., http://server_ip:3000). You should now be able to see your Next.js application running.
Remember to configure your server's firewall and network settings to allow incoming traffic to the specified port if needed. Additionally, it's a good practice to set up a process manager (e.g., pm2 or forever) to keep your Next.js server running in the background and to automatically restart it in case of any failures.