This is an example of how to set up a static site with Qwik on Kinsta’s Application Hosting services from a GitHub repository.

Qwik offers instant loading of web applications of any size or complexity with about 1 KB of JavaScript and consistent performance at scale. More information is available on the Qwik website.

During the deployment process, Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your package.json file.

  1. Log in to GitHub and create a new repository from this template (Use this template > Create a new repository): Kinsta – Hello World – Qwik.
  2. In MyKinsta, add an application with the Hello World – Qwik. 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 Qwik.
Kinsta Welcome page after successful installation of Qwik.

Web Server Setup


Kinsta automatically sets the PORT environment variable. You should not define it yourself or hard-code it into the application. The serve package utilizes the port set by Kinsta automatically.

Start Command

When deploying, 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.