Introduction of Firebase Hosting
Firebase Hosting provides fast and secure hosting for your web app, static and dynamic content, and microservices. Firebase Hosting is production-grade web content hosting for mobile app developers. With a single command, you can rapidly deploy web apps and serve both static and dynamic content to a global CDN (content delivery network).
Using the Firebase CLI, you deploy files from local directories on your computer to your Hosting server. Beyond serving static content, you can use Cloud Functions for Firebase or Cloud Run to serve dynamic content and host microservices on your sites. All content is served over an SSL connection from the closest edge server on our global CDN.
Firebase Hosting has lightweight hosting configuration options for you to build sophisticated PWAs. You can easily rewrite URLs for client-side routing, set up custom headers, and even serve localized content.
What is Firebase Hosting?
Firebase Hosting is a fully-managed hosting service for static and dynamic content as well as microservices. The service is backed by SSD storage and a global CDN (content delivery network). Zero-configuration SSL is built into Firebase Hosting, so content is always delivered securely.
Get started with Firebase Hosting
It’s production-grade hosting is backed by a global content delivery network (CDN). Hosting serves your content over SSL, by default, and can be used with your own custom domain or on your project’s free subdomains on web.app and firebaseapp.com.
Before you begin
Create react project: npx create-react-app firebase-hosting-demo
Install Firebase Tools
Next, you will need to install the firebase tools that will allow you to deploy your app. You can install the tools by running the following:
npm install firebase-tools -g
Login to Firebase
Step 1: Creating firebase project
Go to firebase console and sign in with your Google account
Creating firebase project
then create new project, enter your project name.
Create New Project
Step 2: Firebase Login
Now come back to the command line and go to your project folder
First, we have to login into firebase from the command line. Type in the following command.
It will take you to the sign-in page in the browser, once you’ve successfully logged in it will show you something like this.
(See in detail url)
Step 3: Initializing project
To initialize firebase project, you have to enter the command
You will then be prompted with a series of questions and configuration options that I will walk through with you
Select Hosting: Configure and deploy Firebase Hosting sites.
Configure and deploy Firebase Hosting sites.
Then it will ask you to select firebase project,
Select Use an existing project, which we created in step 1
Use an existing project,
Then it will ask you enter the main folder in which all your website assets are present.
enter the main folder in which all your website assets are present
You will now need to specify the folder where Firebase will look for assets to deploy. By default, Create React App will generate a build folder that will contain the production assets. Unless you changed the default configuration, you’ll want to enter build for this option.
You will also be asked whether or not Firebase should configure as a single-page app. You’ll want to enter Y (Yes) for this option.
The last option is whether or not Firebase should overwrite your existing build/index.html. If you haven’t created a build for your app yet, then you won’t see this option. You’ll want to enter N (No) for this option, though.
Auto-Generated Configuration Files
After you have completed the initialization, you should see 2 new files. firebaserc, firebase.json in the react project. These files are automatically generated and you will to save these files, and commit them in your git repo, as they house your firebase hosting config. You can ignore the .firebase directory for now. The .firebaserc should look similar to the following:
The firebase.json file should look exactly like the following:
Deploying Your App
Now that everything is set up, you can go ahead and deploy your app! All you need to do now is run on command line: firebase deploy
firebase deploy app
Congratulations! your website is now live; you can check by going to URL which is provided as Hosting URL in the command line.
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