I’ve been evaluating the pros and cons of hosting NextJS on AWS for over a year. I was initially hesitant, but I’ve come to appreciate the advantages of hosting NextJS on AWS. The main downsides are the cost and security, which are difficult to manage for all frontend developers. I’ve opted for Dockerization and a CI/CD pipeline.
If you’re trying to host a NextJS app on Amazon Web Services, you’ve likely encountered some problems. First of all, security is a concern for all frontend developers. In this article, we’ll address some of the main challenges you’ll face. We’ll also discuss some solutions for these problems. You can also learn more about AWS’s App Runner, which makes it easy to deploy containerized web applications and APIs. Using AWS’s App Runner, you’ll need only a few lines of CDK code and a docker file to get up and running.
Before you start using Dockerization to host your next JS application, make sure that you have set up your Amazon Web Services account. Once you’ve verified that your account is ready, you can use the AWS CLI to create your container image. Once you’ve created your container image, you can use Docker to pack your application into a virtual environment, or container, independent of hardware and platform.
The first step in the process is to make a Compose file. This will transform your application model into an AWS resources and CloudFormation template. You’ll see the resulting services and container logs in your terminal. You can also choose the type of container that you want to run your application in. After you have created your container, you can also use Docker ECS to run your next JS application locally.
A CI/CD pipeline is a set of instructions that run at predetermined intervals to automatically build, test, and deploy software. This type of pipeline allows developers to integrate small pieces of code into their applications to identify any problems before they have completed too much work. This process can be used to make multiple daily releases and generate extensive logs. In addition to CI/CD pipelines, developers can also create a Continuous Release (CR) pipeline to release changes as often as they wish.
Creating a CI/CD pipeline for hosting NextJS on AWS is easy. NextJS provides a Docker file that you put in your project’s src folder and let the CDK handle the rest. You can use the same pipeline with different settings to configure the CI/CD process for each version. In the CI/CD pipeline, you can also configure the number of tasks Amazon ECS will add and remove for your project. You can also use the minimumHealthyPercent and maximumHealthyPercent configurations to control the number of tasks AWS ECS service runs each time you deploy.