Netlify is a cloud-based development platform where you can easily host and deploy your applications. With this platform, you can simply deploy your applications in seconds due to the availability of various tools and services that can simplify the deployment process. Here are some related articles: How to delete and create MySQL Databases, How to delete a MySQL User Account, and The different Windows Logon Types.
1. Create your React Application
Lets us assume you already developed your application but if not you can use the below commands to quickly create a demo React application you may also want to learn How to deploy a React Application to AWS S3
Run this command inside the project folder on your terminal to create a React application:
npx create-react-app demo-react-techdirect-netlify-app npm start
You can access the app on your browser at the URL below
Now run the below command to create a production-ready version of your application.
npm run build
2. Deploy the React Application on Netlify
We can deploy our application to Netlify in these simple ways:
- Import your project from a GitHub repository.
- Using the Drag and Drop Feature.
3. Import your project from a GitHub repository
Create a repository on GitHub and use it to sign up for an account on Netlify.com. GitLab and Bitbucket are other options to sign-up. Grant access and install Netlify on your GitHub so it can access all repositories or only selected repo.
Select the Project you want to deploy to Netlify. Here is an article on “Free Remote Desktop Software for Windows in 2023“.
You get to see the deployment log while the deployment process is ongoing.
Launch your site by clicking on permalink
If you want to import another project just navigate to Site and under Add new site select Import an existing project.
You can Import an existing project from another Git repository different from GitHub and you will not need to configure if static website but if dynamic you will need to do some configuration and deployment follows.
4. Using the Drag and Drop Feature
Navigate to Site and under Add new site select Deploy manually. In the drag-and-drop page, select the folder containing the react files that have the build too. Drag and drop it into the interface and it will be deployed instantly on Netlify.
In this YouTube video, you will learn how to Deploy a React Application on Netlify.
I hope you found this blog post on How to Deploy a React Application on Netlify. Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.