Deploy Meteor apps to EC2 (or your own server)
Deploy Meteor on EC2 (or your own server)
The easiest way to install (or update)
meteoricis using curl:
$ curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/julien-c/meteoric.sh/master/install | sh
You may need to
sudoin order for the script to symlink
Create a conf file named
meteoric.config.shin your project's folder, setting the following environment variables:
# IP or URL of the server you want to deploy to APP_HOST=meteor.julien-c.fr
If you want a different ROOT_URL, when using a load balancer for instance, set it here
Comment this if your host is not an EC2 instance
What's your project's Git repo?
Does your project use meteorite, or plain meteor?
If not using Meteorite, you need to specify this
#If you have an external service, such as Google SMTP, set this #MAIL_URL=smtp://USERNAME:[email protected]:465
What's your app name?
If your app is not on the repository root, set this
If you would like to use a different branch, set it here
Kill the forever and node processes, and deletes the bundle directory and tar file prior to deploying
If you want to do something before forever starts Meteor, you can do it here
NOTE: Don't forget to use a semi-colon at the end of every command
Then just run:
$ meteoric setup
$ meteoric deploy
If you'd like to use a different location for meteoric.config.sh, supply it as a second parameter:
$ meteoric setup /path/to/your.config.sh
$ meteoric deploy /path/to/your.config.sh
Hat tip to @netmute for his meteor.sh script. In our case though, we think having to rebuild native packages like
fiberskind of defeats the whole point of bundling the Meteor app. Additionally, our approach enables hot code fixes (you don't have to stop/start your node server, and your users' apps shouldn't be disrupted).
This script is also based on this previous post: How to deploy Meteor on Amazon EC2.