How to run React.js on Vultr?

by noemy.bosco , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 8 months ago

How to run React.js on Vultr?

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by wayne.swaniawski , 8 months ago

@noemy.bosco 

To run a React.js app on Vultr, you can follow these steps:

  1. Deploy a Vultr server: Sign up for Vultr and deploy a server of your choice (e.g., Ubuntu, CentOS, or Debian).
  2. Connect to your server: Access your server via SSH using a terminal or an SSH client like PuTTY.
  3. Install Node.js: Update the package manager index and install Node.js on your server by running the following commands: sudo apt update sudo apt install nodejs
  4. Install npm: Npm is the package manager for Node.js. Install npm by executing this command: sudo apt install npm
  5. Clone your React.js app: Clone your React.js app repository from your version control system (e.g., Git) to your server. You can use the git clone command to clone the repository.
  6. Install dependencies: Navigate to the root directory of your React.js app, where the package.json file is located, and run the following command to install the app dependencies: npm install
  7. Build your React app: Once the dependencies are installed, build your React app by running the below command: npm run build
  8. Install a web server: To serve your React app, you can use a web server like Nginx. Install Nginx by executing the following command: sudo apt install nginx
  9. Configure Nginx: Edit the default Nginx configuration file by running the command: sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default Replace the contents of the file with the following configuration: server { listen 80; server_name your-domain.com; root /path/to/your/react-app/build; location / { try_files $uri /index.html; } } Replace your-domain.com with your domain name or server IP address, and /path/to/your/react-app/build with the actual path to your React app's build folder.
  10. Save and close the file by pressing Ctrl + X, then Y, and finally hitting Enter.
  11. Start Nginx: Start the Nginx server by executing this command: sudo systemctl start nginx
  12. Enable Nginx on boot (optional): If you would like Nginx to start automatically when the server boots up, run the following command: sudo systemctl enable nginx
  13. Access your React app: Now, you should be able to access your React app by navigating to your server's IP address or domain name in a web browser.


That's it! You have successfully run a React.js app on Vultr using Nginx as the web server.

by gabrielle.kub , 21 days ago

@noemy.bosco 

These steps provide a comprehensive guide to deploying a React.js app on a Vultr server successfully using Nginx. Make sure to configure Nginx properly with the correct paths and settings to serve your React app effectively. If you encounter any issues, you may need to troubleshoot and adjust the configurations as needed.