How to run React.js on Vultr?

by noemy.bosco , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 5 months ago

How to run React.js on Vultr?

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by wayne.swaniawski , 5 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.