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Steps to Configure Amazon EC2 for NodeJS app deployment

In this tutorial I will show you, how to configure Amazon EC2 server for an NodeJS app. Login to your Amazon EC2 server and execute the following commands.

Install NodeJS

$: sudo apt-get update $: sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make $: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js $: sudo apt-get update $: sudo apt-get install nodejs $: sudo apt-get install git $: sudo npm install forever -g

Initialize the remote git repo

$: cd ~/ $: mkdir repo/ $: cd repo $: git init --bare

Configure hooks

$: cd repo/hooks/ $: cat > post-receive #!/bin/sh GIT_WORK_TREE=/home/ec2-user/www export GIT_WORK_TREE git checkout -f cd $HOME/www ./start.sh

$: chmod +x post-receive

Automate the deployment process

$: mkdir www/ $: cd ~/www/ $: cat > start.sh # this file is execute by post-receive everytime a Git Commit is made # Path: /home/ec2-user/repo/hooks/post-receive forever stopall NODE_ENV='production' forever start server

$: chmod +x start.sh

Copy content of C:\Users\<your_username>\.sshid_rsa.pub to remote Machine at .ssh folder

$: sudo vi .ssh/authorized_keys

Add the following line to Local Machine (dist/.git/config)

[remote "origin"] url = ssh://ec2-user@<your_server_ip>/home/ec2-user/repo fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/repo/* puttykeyfile = C:\Users\<your_username>\.ssh\aws.ppk </your_username></your_server_ip>

Local Machine: Git push

Open http port from ec2 dashboard
Check with the command NODE_ENV=production node server

Configure IP tables to redirect all incoming connections to port 8080

$: sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8080 $: sudo iptables -t nat -L -n --line-number

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