Deploying React Applications to Hosting Platforms

ReactJS has gained immense popularity among web developers due to its efficient and flexible nature. Once you have built your React application, the next step is to deploy it to a hosting platform so that users can access and interact with your application online. In this article, we will explore different hosting platforms and the steps to deploy a React application on each of them.

GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a popular choice for hosting static websites, including React applications. It is free to use and offers an easy set up process.

  1. First, ensure that your React application is properly configured and ready for deployment. Remove any unused dependencies and optimize your code for production.
  2. Create a new repository on GitHub, naming it as <your-username>
  3. In your React application's root directory, open the terminal and run the following command to initialize a new Git repository:
$ git init
  1. Add your code to the Git repository:
$ git add .
  1. Commit your changes:
$ git commit -m "Initial commit"
  1. Link the local repository to your GitHub repository:
$ git remote add origin<your-username>/<your-username>

Remember to replace <your-username> with your actual GitHub username.

  1. Push your code to the GitHub repository:
$ git push -u origin master
  1. Finally, your React application will be deployed to GitHub Pages. Access it at https://<your-username>


Netlify is another popular hosting platform that provides a seamless deployment process for React applications.

  1. Sign up for a Netlify account at
  2. Once signed in, click on "New site from Git".
  3. Connect your GitHub account and select the repository containing your React application.
  4. Specify the build settings. Set the "Build command" to npm run build and the "Publish directory" to build.
  5. Click on "Deploy site". Netlify will build and deploy your React application automatically.
  6. Once the deployment is complete, your React application will be accessible at the generated URL.


Heroku is a cloud platform that supports deploying and scaling various applications, including React applications.

  1. Ensure that you have the Heroku CLI installed on your local machine. You can download it from
  2. Open the terminal and navigate to your React application's root directory.
  3. Log in to Heroku using the following command:
$ heroku login
  1. Create a new Heroku app using the following command:
$ heroku create <app-name>

Replace <app-name> with a unique name for your application.

  1. Add a Git remote for Heroku using the command:
$ heroku git:remote -a <app-name>
  1. Commit your changes to Git:
$ git add .
$ git commit -m "Initial commit"
  1. Deploy your React application to Heroku by pushing it to the remote repository:
$ git push heroku master
  1. After the deployment completes successfully, you can access your React application at https://<app-name>


Deploying React applications to hosting platforms is an important step towards making your application accessible to users. GitHub Pages, Netlify, and Heroku are popular platforms that provide fast and straightforward deployment processes. Choose the one that best suits your requirements and enjoy sharing your React application with the world!

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