Tutorial detailing how to deploy Parse Server.
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Running MongoDB and using parse server locally are the easiest and fastest ways to get started with Parse server. After learning how the project here works, you must learn the deployment process of parse server with major infrastructure providers. Here we will go with different methods of deploying parse server for better understanding:
Both of these infrastructures are offering easiest way of deploying parse server, even if you are new to manage your backend. Follow the steps given below to complete the process.
Before starting to deploy your parse server with Glitch and mLab you have to create a mLab account if you are not having one before. after that follow the step by step process given below for easier deployment:
mLab is an effective platform which is offering the services of Database as a Service for the MongoDB. For small sandbox databases, you can enjoy a free trial with ease. However, for this you have to create an account on mLab and after that to get a free database you can use Single-node, Sandbox plan. Within the wizard of mLab, you have to create a user which can have access to connect the created databases. After completion, you have to be able to create a Mongo DB connection string.
Glitch is an effective and easier way to create and deploy applications based on Node.js for free. Therefore, we can use this to run a parse server example application with ease. However, to make your example server up and running for effective and efficient testing you simply have to click the link given here.
Now once your process of import has been completed, then you have to make two minor changes to your .env file, which is actually storing your variables of private environment. This will look something like the statements given below:
# Environment Config # store your secrets and config variables in here # only invited collaborators will be able to see your .env values # reference these in your code with process.env.SECRET SECRET= MADE_WITH= # note: .env is a shell file so there can't be spaces around = APP_ID=myAppId MASTER_KEY=your_master_key_here DATABASE_URI=your_mlab_database_uri_here SERVER_URL=https://project-name.glitch.me/parse PARSE_SERVER_LOGS=/tmp
Now make the following changes You have to make the following changes in the above code:
Then, you would be able to use the “Show” button to launch your example application project in the browser, and will reach the page that will urge you to begin parse-server GitHub repository. To go to the test harness page add /test to the URL. This will let you test your exercise with dummy collection. If you have completed the processes on this page then your parse server is up and working well.