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Run a SolidJS/SolidStart app

This guide shows how to deploy a Solid Start app. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Install the kraft CLI tool and a container runtime engine, e.g. Docker.

  2. Clone the examples repository and cd into the examples/node21-solid-start/ directory:

Terminal window
git clone https://github.com/kraftcloud/examples
cd examples/node21-solid-start/

Make sure to log into KraftCloud by setting your token and a metro close to you. We use fra0 (Frankfurt, 🇩🇪) in this guide:

Terminal window
# Set KraftCloud access token
export KRAFTCLOUD_TOKEN=token
# Set metro to Frankfurt, DE
export KRAFTCLOUD_METRO=fra0

When done, invoke the following command to deploy the application on KraftCloud:

Terminal window
kraft cloud deploy -p 443:3000 -M 256 .

The output shows the instance URL and other details:

Terminal window
[] Deployed successfully!
────────── name: node21-solid-start-lvoa2
────────── uuid: 4e6ccb1f-0533-4dc1-be67-eca8dfc1f8c6
───────── state: running
─────────── url: https://long-star-1tms9h1z.fra0.kraft.host
───────── image: node21-solid-start@sha256:eb2e79b2fc5c28bb43923a1fc4931db94ebc3f939a6fbe00d06189c0ae2e02fd
───── boot time: 67.65 ms
──────── memory: 256 MiB
service group: long-star-1tms9h1z
── private fqdn: node21-solid-start-lvoa2.internal
──── private ip: 172.16.6.8
────────── args: /usr/bin/node /usr/src/server/index.mjs

In this case, the instance name is node21-solid-start-lvoa2 and the URL is https://long-star-1tms9h1z.fra0.kraft.host. They are different for each run. You can now point your browser at the URL to see your deployed instance.

At any point in time, you can list information about the instance:

Terminal window
kraft cloud instance list
NAME FQDN STATE CREATED AT IMAGE MEMORY ARGS BOOT TIME
node21-solid-start-lvoa2 long-star-1tms9h1z.fra0.kraft.host running 1 minutes ago node21-sol... 256 MiB /usr/bin/node /usr/src/server... 67.65 ms

When done, you can remove the instance:

Terminal window
kraft cloud instance remove node21-solid-start-lvoa2

Customize your Application

To customize the application, update the files in the repository, listed below:

  • Kraftfile: the KraftCloud specification
  • Dockerfile: the Docker-specified application filesystem
  • src/: server source files
spec: v0.6
runtime: node:21
rootfs: ./Dockerfile
cmd: ["/usr/bin/node", "/usr/src/server.js"]

Learn More

Use the --help option for detailed information on using KraftCloud:

Terminal window
kraft cloud --help

Or visit the CLI Reference.