Deploying a MERN Web-App to Heroku

Deploying a MERN Web-App to Heroku

This post builds upon the guide to developing projects in MERN stack that I posted a while back, you can find it here.

Heroku probably has the best free-tier service out there for hosting MERN stack web applications. Though it requires certain non-intuitive settings before you can go about deploying your app. This article will guide you through the process of deploying your web-app on Heroku.

  • We would be deploying the server and the frontend on the same deployment instance.
  • The database being used here is MongoDB Atlas.
  • This deployment uses npm instead of yarn for deployment.
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Getting Started with MERN

Getting Started with MERN

MERN Stack implies the usage of the following technologies for full stack development:

  • MongoDB
  • ExpressJS
  • ReactJS
  • NodeJS

In this post, we’ll go through the basics and logistics of getting started with MERN development. I’ve limited the content of this post to the bare essentials, while learning MERN development from FreeCodeCamp. Resources for where are :

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