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Hosting react on apache.(Ubuntu, AWS)

Aditya Rawas
Updated on ・2 min read

Are you willing to host react on Apache ??
Here are few steps.

STEP 1 - Install Apache.

sudo apt install apache2
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This command will install apache on you machine.

STEP 2 - Pull code.

Go to

cd /var/www/html
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and pull your react code using git

sudo git clone <your-git-repo>
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Install dependencies

sudo npm install
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and build your react project using

sudo npm run build
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you production will be in build folder now

STEP 3 - Configure your Apache config files

You will have to mention path of build folder in .config files.
edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

sudo vi /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
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Comment existing Directory tags to avoid conflicts for example in my case I commented by adding # as shown below

#<Directory />
#       Options FollowSymLinks
#       AllowOverride None
#       Require all denied
#</Directory>
#
#<Directory /usr/share>
#       AllowOverride None
#       Require all granted
#</Directory>

#<Directory /var/www/>
#       Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
#       AllowOverride None
#       Require all granted
#</Directory>

#<Directory /srv/>
#       Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
#       AllowOverride None
#       Require all granted
#</Directory>
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STEP 4 - Add our React build directory into apache.conf.

Here in my case build of react is at /var/www/html/reactproject/build it may be different in your case replace this with you present build directory in following code

<VirtualHost *:80>
    #ServerName yourserver.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/reactproject/build

    # Relax Apache security settings
    <Directory /var/www/html/reactproject/build>
      Allow from all
      Options -MultiViews
       Require all granted
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

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STEP 5 - Restart and test

Every time you edit Apache files restart apache by using following command

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service
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Check status

sudo systemctl status apache2.service
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You are good to go. for further assistance feel free to contact me will love to help you out
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