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    Meteor.js is a framework for JavaScript that allows us to write JavaScript code reusable in both client and server-side. Whereas, pm2-meteor is a CLI tool that will establish the Meteor app as a Node.js bundle and run with PM2.

     

     

    I have seen many developers face issues in deploying the code in meteor.js. Some of my colleagues have asked for my help on several occasions. This gave a birth to an idea of creating a blog post for the same. So without further ado, let me share an effective solution in easy steps to deploy code with only one command :)

     

    Note:After reading this blog, you’ll be able to learn following things:

    1. How to install node.js through command prompt?
    2. How to install npm ?
    3. How to install pm2 ?
    4. How to install nginx ?
    5. How to install pm2-meteor ?
    6. How to deploy code with pm2-meteor ?

     

    Requirements: Before you start the pm2-meteor setup and configuration, you must have these things in your host:

    Install nodejs and npm

    $ ssh host
    $ sudo apt-get install nodejs
    $ sudo apt-get install npm

     

    Install pm2

    $ sudo npm i -g pm2

    Install nginx

    $ sudo apt-get install nginx

     

    Here is a step by step guide to learn ways to deploy your code either from local environment or from any git account.

     

    Step1: Firstly, on the host you have to configure nginx to use ssl and redirection to meteor port. The whole process of setting Nginx in host is given here

     

    Step2: Mogodb setup in host / Install MongoDB server

    $ sudo apt-get install mongodb-server

     

    Step3: Setup local system

     

    • Install pm2-meteor in local
    $ npm i pm2-meteor -g
    • Create pm2-meteor config file in json extension that will execute to deploy the code to server. Here I am creating a folder in project and putting the json file there.
    $ cd path-to-meteor-app
    $ mkdir .deployment && cd .deployment
    • Init pm2-meteor setting file
    $ pm2-meteor init
    • Edit the created pm2-meteor.json in the .deployment folder
    {
     "appName": "meteor-app",
     "appLocation": {
      "local": "path-to-meteor-app"
     },
     // Path to the meteor settings
     "meteorSettingsLocation": "path-to-meteor-app/settings.json",
     "meteorBuildFlags": "--architecture os.linux.x86_64",
     "env": {
      "ROOT_URL": "https://example.com",
      "PORT": 8000,
      "MONGO_URL": "mongodb://mongodbuser:**password**@27017/meteor-app"
     },
     "server": {
      "host": "example.com",
      "username": "ubuntu",
      "pem": "~/.ssh/my-key.pem",
      "deploymentDir": "/home/ubuntu/meteor-apps",
      "loadProfile": "",
      "exec_mode": "cluster_mode",
      "instances": 2
     }
    }

     

    Step 4: Use deploy command of pm2-meteor from local to deploy, for this you have to go to your .deployment folder and run the following command:

    $ pm2-meteor deploy

    Above command will deploy your code to server.

     

    Hope you like the blog. Feel free to share your feedback and comments in the comment section below.

    4 Step Guide To Deploy Meteor Apps With PM2-Meteor

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