Skip to content


Preparing Your Node.js Code

Before uploading a Node.js application, ensure it meets the platform's requirements for a seamless deployment process.

Here is an example NodeJs Sample

Selecting Your Language

Ensure the project is developed in Node.js.

To ready a Node.js application for deployment, follow these outlined steps:

Create the Script

Craft a shell script named to set the working directory and initiate the Node.js server:


set -euf

cd /opt/code
node /opt/code/server.js

This script positions the application in the correct directory for server file execution.

Packaging Your Project

Consider this structure for a Node.js project packaging:

├── index.js  # Your main application file.
├── package.json  # Lists your project dependencies and scripts.
├── package-lock.json  # Generated after running npm install, ensures consistent installs.
└── node_modules/  # Contains all your npm dependencies, can be omitted if using package.json correctly.
  1. Main File: The main Node.js file, like index.js, should be easily accessible at the package's root.
  2. Acts as the project's entry point.
  3. Dependencies: The package.json at the project's root must list necessary dependencies. After setting up package.json, execute npm install to create a node_modules directory and a package-lock.json.
  4. Compression: Compress your project directory into a .zip or .squashfs file.

Defining the Entry Point

For Node.js projects, the entry point is specified in the package.json file under the main field. It typically points to the main application file (e.g., index.js).

Example Code

Given an `index.js:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send({ message: 'Hello World' });

const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000;
app.listen(PORT, () => console.log(`Server running on port ${PORT}`));
  • Express Application: This snippet creates an instance of an Express app.
  • Route Definition: Defines a route that listens for GET requests at the root URL (/). It sends a JSON response with a message.
  • Server Listening: The application listens on a specified port, defaulting to 3000 if not specified by the environment.

Uploading Your Code

For Node.js application upload to the platform:

  1. Navigate to Code Upload: Access the code upload section by creating a new function.
  2. Choose File: Select your packaged .zip or .squashfs file.
  3. Select Language: Choose Node.js as the language.
  4. Specify Entry Point: Ensure your package.json has the correct entry point defined.
  5. Upload: Submit your package for processing.