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Using TypeScript on your POWER web hosting plan

Find out how to use TypeScript on your POWER web hosting plan

Last updated 4th February 2021

Objective

You've subscribed to a Web POWER web hosting plan to deploy Node.js applications, and you want to deploy TypeScript code.

This guide will explain how to do it.

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

Requirements

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.

Instructions

TypeScript projects can't run directly by our stack, they should be compiled to JS first.

You should include typescript as dev dependency module for your project:

npm add --save-dev typescript

Create a tsconfig.json (if you don't have one already) with the following content for example (see the TypeScript doc for more information):

{
  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es6",
    "module": "commonjs",
    "rootDir": "./",
    "outDir": "./build",
    "esModuleInterop": true,
    "strict": true
  }
}

Build the project, either directly with tsc command:

npx tsc  --project ./

or by adding the build script to the package.json:

"scripts": {
  "build": "tsc --project ./"
},

and executing it with npm run build.

Your entrypoint should point to the one in your output dir, for example :

ln -s build/server.js server.js

Go further

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