Deploying to Heroku
- Base application, see e.g. base-app
- Git repository for your application
- User account in Heroku
- Heroku command-line interface
Make sure your application checks the
PORT environment variable, and on launch, binds to that port.
Log in to the Heroku dashboard. Create a new app with a name of your choice.
Open a shell and navigate to your project directory.
Log in to Heroku with the CLI.
# Interactive command, follow the instructions heroku login
Set up the current git repository to have an additional remote,
heroku. Use the app name you created in the first step. This will allow you to push your code to Heroku.
heroku git:remote --app rapu
Set up the current Heroku app to use the Rust buildpack. This will make sure Heroku will build your application with the correct Rust tooling.
heroku buildpacks:set emk/rust
Create a file named
Procfile in your repository. This will configure which command is used to run your application, when it has been built. Use the app name your program gets compiled to. The
web part tells Heroku to use their
web application runner for your app.
Now it is time to push your application to Heroku.
git push heroku master
First deployment can be slow, as everything has to be compiled. Subsequent deployments should be faster, as a cache can be utilized.
Go to the Heroku dashboard, to your application's settings. Add a custom domain or subdomain for it. Configure the domain at your registrar or DNS provider to point to the Heroku URL provided by the settings page.