How to deploy a react app to node server

In this article, we’ll show you how to deploy a react app to node server. Most of the developers know about setup react applications but some of them have always confusion about the deployment of the react application on production servers. So today I will give you a step by step explanation to deploy a react project.

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Step to deploy a react app to node server

  1. Create server file
  2. Create react application
  3. Create a build of react application
  4. Use npm package to run the server continuously

1. Create server file

Let’s start with creating a directory name as deploy-react-app where we will manage the server file and react application.

In the next step, create a server file as server.js within the directory.

server.js

In the above code, test-app is the name of a react application which we’ll create in the next step.

Also, we will serve the application on 4000 port. Make sure if you don’t have express installed in your system then install it.

2. Create react application

Now let’s create a react application using create-react-app. Run the following code to create a react application.

3. Create a build of react application

In the next step, create a build of react application by running the following command.

You can see the newly created build folder in the root directory.

4. Use npm package to run the server continuously

At last, we are going to use the forever npm package to run the server continuously.

Run the following command to install the package. Here we will globally install the package.

Now execute the following command to run the server continuously.

If you are working with the windows system then run the following command.

After successful execution, you can check the link http://localhost:4000/.

Here is the list of commands that will help you to manage the server.

That’s it for today.
Thank you for reading. Happy Coding!

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