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React Static

This guide shows you how to deploy a React Static application to Edgio.

Example

System Requirements

Sign up for Edgio

Deploying requires an account on Edgio. Sign up here for free.

Install the Edgio CLI

If you have not already done so, install the Edgio CLI.

With npm:

Bash
1npm i -g @layer0/cli

With yarn:

Bash
1yarn global add @layer0/cli

Create a new React Static app

If you don’t already have a React Static app, create one by running the following:

Bash
1npm i -g react-static
2react-static create
3cd project-name # The root directory of your project

You can verify your app works by running it locally with:

Bash
1yarn start

Configuring your React Static app for Edgio

Initialize your project

In the root directory of your project run 0 init:

Bash
10 init

This will automatically update your package.json and add all of the required Edgio dependencies and files to your project. These include:

  • The @layer0/core package - Allows you to declare routes and deploy your application on Edgio
  • The @layer0/prefetch package - Allows you to configure a service worker to prefetch and cache pages to improve browsing speed
  • layer0.config.js - A configuration file for Edgio
  • routes.js - A default routes file that sends all requests to React Static.

Configure the routes

Update routes.js at the root of your project to the following:

JavaScript
1// This file was added by layer0 init.
2// You should commit this file to source control.
3
4import { Router } from '@layer0/core/router'
5
6export default new Router()
7 // Prevent search engine bot(s) from indexing
8 // Read more on: https://docs.layer0.co/guides/cookbook#blocking-search-engine-crawlers
9 .noIndexPermalink()
10 .static('dist', ({ cache }) => {
11 cache({
12 edge: {
13 maxAgeSeconds: 60 * 60 * 60 * 365,
14 forcePrivateCaching: true,
15 },
16 browser: {
17 maxAgeSeconds: 0,
18 serviceWorkerSeconds: 60 * 60 * 24,
19 },
20 })
21 })

Refer to the Routing guide for the full syntax of the routes.js file and how to configure it for your use case.

Run the React Static app locally on Edgio

Create a production build of your app by running the following in your project’s root directory:

Bash
1npm run build

Test your app with the App Platform on your local machine by running the following command in your project’s root directory:

Bash
10 dev

Load the site http://127.0.0.1:3000

Deploying

Create a production build of your app by running the following in your project’s root directory:

Bash
1npm run build

Deploy your app to the App Platform by running the following command in your project’s root directory:

Bash
10 deploy

Refer to the Deploying guide for more information on the deploy command and its options.