To use our example repositories, you must create a MyKinsta account. This is an example of how to set up a Scala application to deploy on Kinsta’s Application Hosting services from a GitHub repository.

  1. In MyKinsta, click Applications > Add application > select Git repository > Public repository, and complete as follows:
  2. Enter an Application name and choose a Data center location. Leave all other settings as default and click Continue on each step.
  3. On the Summary step, click Deploy now.

During deployment, Kinsta automatically detects the Start command for the web process and installs dependencies defined in your build.sbt file. The app is available as soon as the deployment finishes, and a Hello World page loads at your application’s URL.

Scala Hello World page after successful installation.
Scala Hello World page after successful installation.

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Web Server Setup


Kinsta automatically sets the PORT environment variable. You do not need to define it or hard-code it into the application. Use scala.util.Properties.envOrElse("PORT", "8080") in your code when referring to the server port.

Start Command

When you deploy an application Kinsta automatically creates a web process with the built executable as the Start command.

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