This is an example of how to set up a Cuttlebelle application to deploy Kinsta’s Application Hosting services from a GitHub repository.

Cuttlebelle is a static site builder that breaks down each page into content blocks that you can later assemble to create various page layouts without the need to understand or use complex code. More information is available on the Cuttlebelle website.

Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your composer.json file during the deployment process.

  1. 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 Cuttlebelle.
  2. In MyKinsta, add an application with the Hello World Cuttlebelle 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 the Kinsta Welcome page loads at your application’s URL.

Kinsta Welcome page after successful installation of Cuttlebelle.
Kinsta Welcome page after successful installation of Cuttlebelle.

Web Server Setup


Kinsta automatically sets the PORT environment variable. You should not define it yourself nor hardcode it into the application. The serve package utilizes the port set by Kinsta automatically.

Start Command

When you deploy an application, Kinsta automatically creates a web process with npm start as the Start command. Make sure to use this command to run your server.

Deployment Lifecycle

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.