How I Found A Job With Node + Angular, Part 6: Going Production

The previous post in this series was almost a year and a half ago. A lot has happened in this time. The tension took some 2 months to resolve, and the new job that I got demanded some attention. I know I promised to enhance the mapping functionality and show some filtering tricks, but I decided to write this post about deploying the app to a production server, and share my findings with you.

For the production server, I choose to go with DigitalOcean. You can read here about some of the reasons behind this decision. To get started, you should create you’re account with DigitalOcean, and when you are ready to start your droplet, you are presented with a lot of pre-built stacks to choose from:

digital-ocean-stacksI choose the node stack and the weakest server possible (5$/month). With a sign in coupon of 10$ you get 2 months of server usage for free. Continue reading