Deploy Node.js Project via GIT/SVN

With Jelastic you can host any public or your private Node.js project at the Jelastic Cloud using GIT/SVN.

To deploy project from the remote repository, follow the instruction below:

1. Click the Add project button for the application server in your environment.

2. In the Add project dialog box choose the appropriate tab with your version control system (Git or SVN) and fill in all required fields:

  • for Git
    • URL to your project (http, https, git or ftp link)
    • Branch of your project
  • for SVN
    • URL to your project (http, https or svn link)
    • Login and Password of your repository (if this is required)

You can deploy just one Node.js project to your environment, so the Path for your application (i.e. context) will be ROOT by default and can’t be changed.

In case the Git repository you would like to access is private, put a tick to the Use authentication checkbox. You’ll see an additional section expanded, where you can enter your authentication data.

Firstly, choose the Access type you are going to use for connecting to your remote repository (Password or SSH key). Depending on the chosen option, fill in the following fields:

  • enter your Git account credentials (Login and Password) for the Password access type
  • type your Git account Login and choose the appropriate private SSH key from the Select key drop-down list for the SSH key access type (more details on SSH authorization for GIT see here)

Also, you can configure some additional options:

  • Ticking the Check and auto-deploy updates checkbox will enable an automatic periodic re-deployment of your project from the repository, which is only performed if the repository contains new code changes. Use the Check every (min) option to define the required frequency of your project’s updates.
  • The Checkout now option (ticked by default) is used to indicate whether you’d like to deploy your project just after its addition or to do this later. If this option is disabled, your repository’s configurations will be saved for a further deployment, which can be initiated by the auto-deploy feature (if it is enabled) or by selecting the Update from GIT button next to the added project.
  • The active by default Auto resolve conflict option represents an analogue of the git reset --hard command. It is used to prevent the occurrence of merge conflicts while a further project updates, which can take place if the same file was modified in both remote repository and your project, hosted at Jelastic Cloud. If such an issue arises, this contradictory file will be updated according to its repository version (which is considered as the correct one), discarding the locally made changes.
    Note: Please DO NOT disable this option if you don’t know exactly what you are doing.

Finally, click Add at the bottom of the frame.

3. That's all! After the deployment process is finished, click the Open in browser button next to the environment in order to display your app in a new browser tab.

4. If there were made any changes in your code:

  • you can apply them manually when required by selecting the Update from SVN/GIT icon
  • they will be applied automatically if you have enabled the auto-deploy updates option previously


Now you can enjoy the reliable and scalable Node.js hosting with Jelastic PaaS.