Deploy Next.js to App Platform

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Deploy Next.js to App Platform


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If you’re looking to deploy your Next.js app to the cloud, App Platform is a great option. In this guide, we’ll show you how to deploy a Next.js app to App Platform with just a few clicks.

Before we get started, you’ll need to create a Next.js app. If you don’t already have one, you can use the create-next-app CLI to create a new one.

Now that you have a Next.js app, let’s create a file named now.json in the root of your project with the following contents:


“version”: 2,

“name”: “my-app”,

“builds”: [


“src”: “package.json”,

“use”: “@now/next”



“routes”: [


“src”: “/(.*)”,

“dest”: “/”




This file tells Now that we want to deploy our app with Next.js. The builds key specifies which files Now should build, and the routes key specifies the routes that Now should create.

Now that we have our now.json file in place, we can deploy our app to App Platform.

To do this, we’ll need to log in to our account (or create a new one if you don’t already have one). Once you’re logged in, click the “New App” button.

App Platform will ask you for a few pieces of information:

– The name of your app

– The region you want to deploy to

– The runtime you want to use

For the name of your app, you can enter anything you want. For the region, you can choose any of the App Platform regions. For the runtime, choose “Node.js”.

Click the “Create App” button, and App Platform will start building your app. Once the build is complete, you’ll be able to view your app at the URL App Platform provides.

That’s it! You’ve successfully deployed a Next.js app to App Platform.

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