How to deploy a React.js app to a hosting platform?

by tressie.damore , in category: Javascript , 7 months ago

How to deploy a React.js app to a hosting platform?

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by lindsey.homenick , 7 months ago


To deploy a React.js app to a hosting platform, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a production build: Run the command npm run build in your project directory, which will create an optimized and minified version of your app.
  2. Choose a hosting platform: There are several hosting platforms available, such as Netlify, Vercel, Heroku, GitHub Pages, etc. Choose one that suits your requirements.
  3. Create an account: Sign up for an account on the chosen hosting platform, if required.
  4. Configure your hosting platform: Each hosting platform has its own way of configuring and deploying apps. Follow the platform-specific documentation or instructions to set up your app. Some platforms may require you to provide a deployment configuration file, while others may have a straightforward deployment process.
  5. Add your app files: Typically, hosting platforms have a specific directory or location where the app files need to be placed. Generally, you will have to upload or push the entire contents of the "build" folder (generated in step 1) to the hosting platform.
  6. Configure custom domains (if needed): If you want to use a custom domain for your app, most hosting platforms provide instructions on how to configure it. You may need to set up DNS records or configure the domain settings on the hosting platform.
  7. Deploy your app: Once all the configurations are in place, trigger the deployment process by following the instructions provided by the hosting platform. This might involve clicking a deploy button, running a specific command, or integrating with your version control system (e.g., GitHub, GitLab, etc.) to automatically deploy changes.
  8. Test your deployed app: After the deployment is complete, visit the provided URL or custom domain to access and test your deployed React.js app.

The exact steps may vary depending on the hosting platform you choose, so make sure to refer to their specific documentation for detailed instructions.