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How to deploy Next.js on AWS?

How to deploy Next.js on AWS?

In this article, we will be covering all AWS in Next js and how to use it. Before jumping directly to AWS, we will learn about Next js and the basics of what exactly it is used in AWS means in this context. So if you are new to all these concepts, don’t worry, we will be covering it right from the fundamentals and will then move to differences. So keep reading.

Introduction

Next js helps developers build large complex applications with ease by using microservices. It can handle thousands of requests coming to the server without slowing down the system. Using microservices in Next js, one can easily scale a large-scale system and can divide it into different chunks for feature updates. It helps add independent features to the application without changing other services.

Uses cases/Applications

Both tech stacks are being widely used for developing web apps. Large tech giants like Netflix, Airbnb, and Instagram use this tech stack in their applications.

It is largely used by developers in the backend of an application. Due to its non-blocking I/O and asynchronous nature, it has become the primary language used on the server side. Tech giants like Netflix, PayPal, Linkedin, and Uber use it for building API and servers.

Next js server-side renderer deployment capability has just been revealed by AWS Amplify! This article will show you how to deploy an SSR and an SSG Next js project.

SSG

You’ll need to change your package.json file first for a statically created Next.js app. Instead of just the next build, you’ll need to alter your build to the next build && the next export.

"scripts": { "dev": "next dev", + "build": "next build && next export", "start": "next start" },
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

SSR

Nothing in your bundle needs to be changed.

For a server-side rendered program, use JSON! Simply keep the one that create-next-app generated.

SSG + SSR Hybrid

Keep the default package if you have an app with both SSR and SSG pages.

JSON, just like a full-fledged SSR app!

Then, using your preferred git provider, establish a repository and push your code to it.

If you don’t already have one, sign up for an AWS account.

Go to the Amplify Console page.

The orange connects app button should be clicked.

Click continue after selecting GitHub from your existing code selection.

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Fill in the name of your newly formed GitHub repository (it should autofill!) and then press the next button

The build settings will auto-populate, so just click the next button on the Configure build settings page.

Save and then deploy.

Pricing

Amplify generates AWS resources to deploy your app behind the scenes, starting with an Amazon S3 bucket to store static assets, then an Amazon CloudFront to serve your app, and ultimately a Lambda@Edge function to SSR pages. The links in this paragraph lead to pricing information for each service.

Deployments with several branches

On the Amplify Console page for your app, click the orange “Connect branch” button to deploy multiple branches to AWS Amplify. It, if you want to test feature deployments before they go live on the main branch, you can do so in a matter of seconds!

Previews of Pull Requests

You may also set up automatic preview deployments for pull requests. Amplify will now be able to deliver a preview of each pull request to a project, allowing you to click a link and see what the pull request does to the site!

To begin, go to the left sidebar and select previews.

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Then, click Enable previews.

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Create a Unique Domain

You can also connect your domain name to your site by going to Domain administration and then adding domain — you’ll find instructions for various domain providers as well as the option to purchase one through Amazon Route53.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the things you can do with AWS Amplify Hosting when you launch an app! Testing, monitoring, custom headers, access control, and other features are also available. I hope this article was useful for those of you who want to use Amplify to launch a Next js app.

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