Node.js on AWS Beanstalk
August 01, 2017
Are you trying to deploy a Express/Node.js application to AWS Beanstalk? I tried today and these are the things you should take into account if you are using the AWS Console.
- When uploading a .zip you need to zip the content of your project folder. Not the folder.
- Name your main file “app.js” or “server.js” or create the “npm start”.
- You can define a own node command to run your app in the configuration of your Beanstalk application.
- If using Nginx the port will be 8081 according to this stackoverflow.com question. To don’t hardcode the port use
const port = process.env.PORT || 3000.
This might be it…
Oh, and socket.io is throwing an error. This is a problem for another day. Also, I should take a look at the command line tool for deploying Beanstalk. It seems I can define a aws region for an app.