Deploying to Google App Engine is a fast and easy solution for hosting your universal Nuxt application on Google's Cloud Services.
In this guide, we build the application locally and then simply upload the entire project folder to Google App Engine. After the upload, Google App Engine will automatically start the
start script in our package.json and your app will be available immediately.
Make sure you have a Google Cloud Account, a project and an empty Google App Engine app set up on Google App Engine. Furthermore, make sure to download and install the Cloud SDK (CLI) from Google as explained here and log into your Google Cloud Account.
All you need to add to your universal Nuxt app for deploying it to the App Engine is a file called
app.yaml. Create a new file with that name in your root project directory and add the following content:
runtime: nodejs10 instance_class: F2 handlers: - url: /_nuxt static_dir: .nuxt/dist/client secure: always - url: /(.*\.(gif|png|jpg|ico|txt))$ static_files: static/\1 upload: static/.*\.(gif|png|jpg|ico|txt)$ secure: always - url: /.* script: auto secure: always env_variables: HOST: '0.0.0.0' NODE_ENV: 'production'
or for flexible environment the minimal configuration is:
runtime: nodejs env: flex
Now build your app with
npm run build.
At this point, your app is ready to be uploaded to Google App Engine. Now just run the following command:
gcloud app deploy app.yaml --project [project-id]
Voilà! Your Nuxt.js application is now hosted on Google App Engine!
instance_classattribute in your app.yaml file sets the class of your app instance. Instance F2 is not completely free, but has the minimum memory needed to run a Nuxt application.
Make sure to put the
project-id and not the
project-name in the deploy command. These are two different things but easy to mix up.
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