deep-jade
deep-jade4mo ago

Host app

Can I host my app made by Refine template for free?
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Hi @yosvke. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Yes, you can host your app created with the Refine template for free. The process involves pushing your code to GitHub and then deploying it using Vercel, which offers a free hosting option. Here's a step-by-step guide based on the information provided: 1. Push Your Code to GitHub - If you don't have a GitHub account, create a new account (https://github.com/signup). - Log in and create a new repository (https://github.com/new) to host your code. - In your code editor's terminal, run the following commands, replacing username with your GitHub username:
git remote add origin <https://github.com/username/crud-refine.git>
git branch -M main
git push -u origin main

git remote add origin <https://github.com/username/crud-refine.git>
git branch -M main
git push -u origin main

- Once the code is successfully pushed, refresh your GitHub repository page, and you should see all of your project files. 2. Deploy Using Vercel - Create a Vercel account (https://vercel.com/signup) if you don't have one. - Choose to Import from Git during the setup, selecting the GitHub repository you just pushed. - Provide the environmental keys as required, similar to how you set them up locally. - Click on Deploy. Vercel will handle the deployment process automatically. - Once the deployment is complete, Vercel will provide a live link to your deployed project. Remember to update any necessary configurations, such as callback URLs for authentication, to match the deployed environment's URL instead of localhost. For more detailed instructions on deploying a Refine app, refer to the Refine vs RedwoodJS - Deployment section (https://refine.dev/blog/refine-vs-redwood-js#refine-7). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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deep-jade
deep-jade4mo ago
@kapa.ai Do my repository have to be public?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- When hosting your app created with the Refine template and considering whether your GitHub repository needs to be public or private, the information provided does not explicitly state a requirement for the repository to be public for the deployment process. Therefore, based on the extracts, it's reasonable to conclude that you can choose whether your repository is public or private according to your preference or needs. When creating a repository on GitHub, as mentioned in the guide for storing your repository online, you have the option to choose:
4. Choose whether you want your repository to be public or private.
4. Choose whether you want your repository to be public or private.
This choice is part of the process when creating a repository on GitHub (https://refine.dev/docs/tutorial/getting-started/store-your-repository), indicating that both public and private repositories are supported for your projects. However, it's important to note that while GitHub allows both public and private repositories, the ability to deploy from a private repository to a hosting service like Vercel might depend on the permissions and settings of the hosting service. Most free hosting services, including Vercel, do support deploying from private repositories, but you might need to grant them access to your repository during the setup process. For more detailed instructions on creating a repository, you can refer to the GitHub documentation (https://docs.github.com/en/get-started/quickstart/create-a-repo). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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deep-jade
deep-jade4mo ago
@kapa.ai So I can fully host online my website that I won't get benefits from?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, you can fully host your website online for free, even if it's a project from which you won't directly derive financial benefits, such as a hobby project or a portfolio site. The extracts provided discuss several platforms that offer generous free hosting plans suitable for various types of projects, including those built with Refine. For instance, GitHub Pages is highlighted as an ideal platform for hosting static sites, and it enforces HTTPS out of the box, offers simple deployment, good documentation, and vibrant community support. This makes it a great choice for projects where you're looking to showcase your work or share projects with a broader audience without incurring hosting costs. Additionally, Vercel is mentioned as another option for deploying Refine applications using the command line tool. Vercel supports both static and server-rendered applications, making it a versatile choice for hosting. The process involves signing up for a free plan, installing the Vercel command line tool, and deploying your project directly from your terminal. Here's a brief overview of how to deploy to Vercel, as mentioned in the extracts: 1. Install the Vercel command line tool:
npm install --global vercel

npm install --global vercel


2. Deploy to Vercel: Navigate to your project directory and use the command:
vercel deploy

vercel deploy

These platforms are designed to support developers in sharing their work, testing projects in a live environment, and obtaining feedback without the need for financial investment in hosting services. For more detailed instructions on deploying to GitHub Pages or Vercel, you can refer to the specific sections in the provided extracts: - Deploying to GitHub Pages (https://refine.dev/blog/5-top-free-react-hosting-platforms#step-3---deploy-your-project-to-github-pages) - Deploying to Vercel using the command line tool (https://refine.dev/blog/5-top-free-react-hosting-platforms#how-to-deploy-to-vercel-using-the-command-line-tool) These guides offer step-by-step instructions to help you get your Refine application hosted online for free. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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deep-jade
deep-jade4mo ago
@kapa.ai But I saw on https://refine.dev/enterprise/ comparision to standard that License is Open-source under MIT license
Refine | Open-source Retool for Enterprise
Build React-based internal tools, admin panels, dashboards & B2B apps with unmatched flexibility.
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Certainly! Based on the information provided in the extracts, Refine is indeed licensed under the MIT License, which is a permissive open-source license. This means that all features of Refine are available as open source, and you can use Refine for commercial, private, modification, and distribution purposes under this license. Here's a summary of the key points regarding Refine's licensing and what it entails: - License Type: MIT License - Commercial Use: ✅ Allowed - Modification: ✅ Allowed - Distribution: ✅ Allowed - Private Use: ✅ Allowed - Limitations: Liability and warranty are not provided. This information confirms that you can fully host, modify, and distribute your website or application built with Refine without worrying about licensing fees or restrictions, even if you do not directly benefit financially from the project. The open-source nature of Refine under the MIT License ensures that developers have the freedom to use the framework for a wide range of purposes, from personal projects to commercial applications. For more detailed information about Refine's licensing, you can refer to the license documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/further-readings/license). This flexibility and openness are part of what makes Refine an attractive option for developers looking to build data-intensive applications and UIs such as admin panels, dashboards, and internal tools, with a rich ecosystem of tools and packages to support development. If you're considering using Refine for your project and have specific requirements or questions about the enterprise features or support, the Refine team is ready to assist with support and training for enterprise users. More information about enterprise support can be found here (https://refine.dev/enterprise/). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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