Install Strapi on your POWER web hosting plan

Find out how to install Strapi headless CMS on your POWER web hosting plan

Last updated 4th February 2021


You've subscribed to a Web POWER web hosting plan to deploy Node.js applications, and you want to deploy Strapi headless CMS on it.

This guide will explain how to do it.

Find out how to install Strapi on your POWER web hosting plan.


If you have just started to use your Web POWER web hosting plan, we suggest to have a look at our Getting started with a POWER web hosting plan guide before going further.


Let's suppose you have the default configuration for Node.js hosting:

  • Runtime: nodejs 14
  • Entrypoint: index.js
  • DocumentRoot: www

To verify your configuration, you can use the Retrieve active configuration API endpoint.

Connect via SSH to your POWER web hosting. Let's begin by cleaning the www folder and installing Strapi:

rm -rf www
npx create-strapi-app www --quickstart --no-run

Now let's go into the www folder and create the entrypoint index.js:

const strapi = require('strapi');

strapi(/* {...} */).start();

Build admin UI site :

cd www
yarn build

Create also an .htaccess file to manage HTTPS redirection:

RewriteCond %{ENV:HTTPS} !on
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Then restart your instance and your Strapi headless CMS will be online.


Terminal output:

 ~ $ rm -rf www

~ $ npx create-strapi-app www --quickstart --no-run
npx: 91 installed in 6.741s
Creating a new Strapi application at /home/user/www.
Creating a quickstart project.
Creating files.
Dependencies installed successfully.

~ $ cat << 'EOF' > www/index.js
const strapi = require('strapi');

strapi(/* {...} */).start();
~ $ cat << 'EOF' > www/.htaccess
RewriteCond %{ENV:HTTPS} !on
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

~/www $ mkdir -p tmp

~/www $ touch tmp/restart.txt

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