This is an example of how to set up a static site with Astro on Kinsta’s Application Hosting services from a GitHub repository.
During the deployment process, Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your package.json file.
- Log in to GitHub and create a new repository from this template (Use this template > Create a new repository): Kinsta – Hello World – Static Site With Astro
- In MyKinsta, add an application with the Hello World Astro repository. The Start command can be left blank for the web process as Kinsta automatically detects the required command during the first deployment.
The app is available as soon as the build finishes, and a Hello Astronaut page loads at your application’s URL.
Web Server Setup
Kinsta automatically sets the
PORT environment variable. You do not need to define it or hard-code it into the application. The serve package utilizes the port set by Kinsta automatically.
When you deploy the application, Kinsta automatically creates a web process with
npm start as the Start command.
Whenever a deployment is initiated (through creating an application or re-deploying due to an incoming commit), the
npm build command is run, followed by the
npm start command.