Deploy Nitro apps to DigitalOcean.

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Nitro supports deploying on the Digital Ocean App Platform with minimal configuration.

Set up application

  1. Create a new Digital Ocean app following the guide.
  2. Next, you'll need to configure environment variables. In your app settings, ensure the following app-level environment variables are set:

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  3. You will need to ensure you set an engines.node field in your app's package.json to ensure Digital Ocean uses a supported version of Node.js:
       "engines": {
          "node": "16.x"

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  4. You'll also need to add a run command so Digital Ocean knows what command to run after a build. You can do so by adding a start script to your package.json:
       "scripts": {
          "start": "node .output/server/index.mjs"
  5. Finally, you'll need to add this start script to your Digital Ocean app's run command. Go to Components > Settings > Commands, click "Edit", then add npm run start

Your app should be live at a Digital Ocean generated URL and you can now follow the rest of the Digital Ocean deployment guide.