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Host react application on Apache server

Host react application on Apache server

Step 1 : Create your app

$ npm install -g create-react-app 
$ create-react-app my-app

Step 2 : Build it for production

$ cd my-app
$ npm run build

Step 3 : deploy

  • copy and paste everything in build folder to your server
  • edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
<Directory "/var/www/html">
    ...
    AllowOverride All
    ...
</Directory>
  • create a “.htaccess” file in html directory and add this snippet :
Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^ index.html [QSA,L]

or edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

<Directory "/var/www/html">
    #
    # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
    # or any combination of:
    #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
    #
    # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
    # doesn't give it to you.
    #
    # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
    # http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#options
    # for more information.
    #
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

    #
    # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
    # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
    #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    #
    AllowOverride All

    Options -MultiViews
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^ index.html [QSA,L]

    #
    # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
    #
    Require all granted
</Directory>

Reference

Host react application on Apache server

@denrolya
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denrolya commented Feb 19, 2022

Can somebody please explain me how to save query string between reloads?

@saiful-shaakil
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saiful-shaakil commented Sep 9, 2022

Created Document on Deploy React Application on apache and also discuss on some issues

https://infinitbility.com/deploy-react-application-on-ubuntu-apache

Hello,
I'm trying to host my react app on Namecheap (which eventually uses apache server, knew from google). I'm also facing problem with blank page. How can I fix this? And where should I run those commands which you shared on your documentation? Any idea?

@Miodragt
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Miodragt commented Sep 10, 2022

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RawrBear commented Nov 19, 2022

RewriteEngine On # If an existing asset or directory is requested go to it as it is RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_URI} -f [OR] RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_URI} -d RewriteRule ^ - [L] # If the requested resource doesn't exist, use index.html RewriteRule ^ /index.html

Thank you! This worked perfectly!

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