This is an example of how to set up a Go application to deploy on Kinsta’s Application Hosting services.

During the deployment process, Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your go.mod file.

  1. Fork this GitHub repository: Kinsta – Hello World – Go.
  2. In MyKinsta, add an application with the Hello World – Go 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 World page loads at your application’s URL.

Go Hello World page after successful installation.
Go Hello World page after successful installation.

Web Server Setup

Port

Kinsta automatically sets the PORT environment variable. You do not need to define it or hard-code it into the application. Use os.Getenv("PORT") in your code when referring to the server port.

Start Command

For this application, the Start command can be left blank. When you add the application, Kinsta automatically detects the required start command for the web process during the first deployment.