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Building and Hosting a React Application on ServerStadium


React has become one of the most popular libraries for building user interfaces, particularly for single-page applications. Its component-based architecture offers a powerful and efficient method for developing web applications. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of building a React application and deploying it on a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server. This approach ensures that your application leverages the robustness and scalability that ServerStadium’s infrastructure provides.

Building and Hosting a React Application on ServerStadium


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers).
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript and React.
  • A local development environment with Node.js and npm installed.

Step 1: Develop Your React Application

  1. Set Up the Local Environment:If you haven’t already, install Node.js and npm on your local machine, which are essential for React development.
  2. Create a New React App:Use create-react-app to bootstrap a new React project:

    npx create-react-app my-react-app cd my-react-app

  3. Develop Your Application:Build your application locally. Implement your components, routing, state management, and any other features your application requires.

Step 2: Build Your React Application for Production

  1. Production Build:Once your application is ready, create a production build:

    npm run build

    This command creates an optimized production build of your application in the build folder.

Step 3: Prepare Your ServerStadium Environment

  1. Server Setup:Log into the ServerStadium Cloud Panel and set up a VM or dedicated server. For a React application, a server with a basic configuration should suffice, unless you expect high traffic.
  2. Initial Server Configuration:SSH into your server. Update and upgrade the system:

    sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade

Step 4: Install and Configure a Web Server

  1. Install Nginx:Nginx is a popular choice for serving React applications:

    sudo apt install nginx

  2. Configure Nginx:Configure Nginx to serve your React application. Edit the default site configuration:

    sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default

    Modify the location block to serve your static files:

    location / { root /var/www/my-react-app; try_files $uri /index.html; }

    Replace /var/www/my-react-app with the path to your build directory.

  3. Restart Nginx:

    sudo systemctl restart nginx

Step 5: Deploy Your React Application

  1. Transfer Build to Server:Use scp or an FTP client to upload your production build (build folder) to the path specified in your Nginx configuration on your ServerStadium server.

Step 6: Secure Your Application

  1. SSL/TLS:Secure your application with an SSL/TLS certificate, such as a free one from Let’s Encrypt.
  2. Firewall Configuration:If you have a firewall enabled, make sure to allow HTTP and HTTPS traffic.

Step 7: Testing and Finalization

  1. Test Your Application:Access your application via a web browser using your server’s IP or domain name to ensure it’s running correctly.
  2. Monitor and Update:Regularly monitor your server for performance and security. Keep your server’s software up to date.


Your React application is now successfully deployed and running on your ServerStadium server, ready to handle user interactions with high efficiency and reliability. For additional support, explore our knowledge base or contact our expert team.

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