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how to deploy yeoman angular-fullstack project?

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment


I want to deploy a simple angular projet made with angular fullstack.


I tried :

yo angular-fullstack test

grunt build

Then, in dist I got 2 folders: server and public.

how to deploy them on a linux server ?

with forever/node and nginx ???
I want to self host my project.



1.) Install nginx

2.) Proxy forward nginx to your node port. See Digital Oceans How-To.


 server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  localhost;

    location / {
                 proxy_pass http://localhost:9000;
                 proxy_http_version 1.1;
                 proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
                 proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
                 proxy_set_header Host $host;
                 proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;

3.) Start app.js with node in your dist folder with the correct variables:

$ export NODE_ENV=production; export PORT=9000; node dist/server/app.js

4.) Browse to the hostname configured in nginx in step 2.

In case you get many 404‘s you most likely are using angular.js in HTML5 mode and need to re-wire your routes to serve static angular.js content. I described this and how-to tackle many other bugs that you may face in my blog article: “Continous Integration with Angular Fullstack“.


You can try pm2 as well which is straightforward and easy, it comes with lots of useful features.


// Start new node process
$ pm2 start dist/server/app.js

// list all process
$ pm2 list


Also, if you’re running a mongo db with a host you will need to change the /server/config/environment/production.js uri to match development.js and it should work.

With MongoLab you have something to this effect:
mongodb://user:[email protected]:XXXXX/yourdatabase

then run the grunt serve:dist command in your app directory.

This worked for me.


Install generator-angular-fullstack:

npm install -g generator-angular-fullstack

Make a new directory, and cd into it:

mkdir my-new-project && cd $_

Run yo angular-fullstack, optionally passing an app name:

yo angular-fullstack [app-name]

Run grunt for building, gruntserve for preview, andgrunt serve:dist` for a preview of the built app