Compiling a Custom Application
One of the necessary steps to prepare your Custom Application for a deployment is to create a production build. The production build contains a
index.html.template file that needs to be compiled into a
index.html file to serve the Custom Application.
This section describes what compiling the Custom Application means and what are the steps to do that.
When creating a production build,
mc-scripts build takes your Custom Application code and generates assets that can be served statically.
One of these assets is a file named
index.html.template. This file contains references to bundles (your code and other assets) and placeholders that needs to be replaced with values specific to your Custom Application configuration.
Therefore, by compiling a Custom Application the final
index.html file is created with all the correct runtime values in place.
Once your Custom Application is compiled, it is ready for deployment.
Before you get started, you need to do the following:
Run the following command to compile your Custom Application:
The command above does what we need: it compiles a
mc-scripts build). It also replaces the placeholders with the needed values based on the Custom Application configuration file. At this point the
index.html file is ready for production usage.
We provide some step-by-step tutorial examples for hosting a Custom Application statically to popular hosting providers:
- Example Deployment with Vercel
- Example Deployment with Firebase
- Example Deployment with AWS, S3 and CloudFront
Want to deploy to a specific cloud provider? Let us know, and we can provide you with an example.