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Discussion on: Generate a PDF from HTML with puppeteer

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Vladimir López Salvador

html-pdf uses phantomjs under the hood. Where is your app hosted? It didn't work for me on Docker based cloud providers like Now

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Andrei Gatej

The app isn’t hosted (yet), it is all on localhost. I haven’t tried docker nor used cloud providers too often, but I’m really curious about why this approach wouldn’t work.

Please let me know if you find a solution!

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Ian L.

We've had success hosting a similar Puppeteer-based converter using Google Cloud Functions (I don't work for Google): github.com/Courtsite/shuttlepdf. There is a bit of latency, but it is a reasonable trade-off for ease of deployment, scalability, and reliability.

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Vladimir López Salvador

Well, in my case, phantomjs wasn't found by the library on my docker based hosting.

There is a dockerized phantom available but you should have full access the deployment Dockerfile in order to tell it to install on the process.

Overall I would recommend going away from html-pdf because it's not maintained anymore

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Ian L.

Generally speaking, you should probably avoid Phantomjs. With headless Chromium, there really isn't any need for it. Indeed, I think it is no longer maintained.