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JavaScript Node.js Basics 2017 Introduction to Node.js Finding Help as a Node.js Developer

Juan Carlos Vasquez
Juan Carlos Vasquez
1,445 Points

How can I find a server to host a node.js app or id this the same than the MEAN or MERN stack?

I'd like to make a test app to apply all I'm learning here, but I'd like to have it in a real enviroment, but I don't know how to do it, or what should I look for. I found host for the MEAN and MERN stack but I'm not sure if it's the same.

2 Answers

Hi Juan,

I highly recommend Heroku if you want to deploy a node.js app for free. You can deploy your app in 5 minutes or less. If you have a MongoDB to host then you must host it somehwere else, as I do not think Heroku offfers that. mlab allows you to host Mongo databases. If you have a SQL database then you can easily just start up an instance via AWS.

Below is a link to Heroku which walks you through on deploying your first node.js app.

https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/deploying-nodejs

Juan Carlos Vasquez
Juan Carlos Vasquez
1,445 Points

Hi Alexander.

Thanks for your answer. I'll check it.

Heroku allows MongoDB nowadays :)