Host React App On Hostinger Shared Hosting

Published 22 September 2023 by Jarvis Silva

Looking for tutorial on hosting your website made using react js on Hostinger then you are at the right place, In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to host react app on Hostinger using it's shared hosting plan.

React JS is popular frontend framework used to create fast dynamic websites and Hostinger provides one of the best web hosting at affordable prices so hosting your react website on Hostinger is a great choice if you are starting out.

So as I have said we will host react app on shared hosting plan of Hostinger, I will be using Hostinger's premium shared hosting plan it is perfect for starting out you can host 100 websites, you get a free domain, ssl and more.

Read : Hostinger premium web hosting review

Before proceeding I hope you have your react project and a Hostinger account ready If you don't have Hostinger hosting yet then you can use this Hostinger Discount link to get massive discount on web hosting at Hostinger now let's host our react app.

1. Create a build version of react app

Go to your react app project and open a terminal at your project folder location and enter the below command:

npm run build

This will create a production ready build folder inside your react project looking like below

React build folder content

We need to put all the files inside the build folder on Hostinger file manager so let's do that.

2. Setting up Hostinger and domain

In this step we will see how to setup hostinger hosting and domain if you already have hostinger account and a domain then you can skip this and go to the next step.

1. Sign up for a Hostinger Account

Use this special Hostinger discount link you will get web hosting at discounted price, For hosting this react website you can get Hostinger's single or premium shared hosting plan, I would suggest you go with the premium as it is price worthy it will get you a free domain, a ssl and can host multiple websites.

Complete the registration process by providing the necessary details and selecting a payment method.

2. Configure Domain Settings

Once you have successfully created your Hostinger account, log in to the control panel which is the hpanel and under the Domains section, click on "Add Domain." Here, you have two options: register a new domain or use an existing one.

Register a New Domain

With hostinger premium shared hosting you can register a free domain and you don't have to do any domain configuration if you register domain with hostinger.

Or use an Existing Domain

If you already have a domain with another provider then you can use that domain you just need to point it to hostinger nameservers, To update your nameservers follow this guide: Setup domain in hostinger or contact hostinger support for help if you are facing problems with domain configuration.

You can also create a subdomain and host your react app on it, to create a subdomain in Hostinger follow this tutorial:How to create a subdomain in Hostinger.

3. Upload build folder to Hostinger

After setting up hosting and domain now we just need to upload the react build folder files to Hostinger file manager to do that go to your Hostinger hpanel and click on the file manager.

Hostinger panel

It will show you option to access your files of your website click on it and it will open file manager where you will see a public_html folder inside which you will put all your code files.

So go inside public_html folder and now drag and drop everything from the react build folder inside public_html folder it will look like below.

React build folder in file manager

This was it now if you configured your domain properly and if you visit your domain you should see your react app showing up.

If your react website is loading then congratulations for successfully hosting your react website in Hostinger or if it is not working make sure you configured the domain properly contact Hostinger customer support they will help you to solve your issues.

I hope you found this article helpful and useful, do share it with someone who needs it and thanks for reading, have a nice day 😊

About the author

I am Jarvis Silva, a tech-savvy individual. I have 5 years of experience in website hosting and development, Now sharing all my knowledge related to web hosting and other various technologies on the internet through Hostwizly.