You can access the tutorial artifact, including the deployment script (Terraform), related source code, sample data, and instruction guidance from this GitHub project.
Database Deployment Tutorials Series: https://community.alibabacloud.com/series/118
This is an interesting web application to create an interactive roadmap, timeline, or milestone graph with Node.js and React. The backend data store is on MongoDB. This tutorial explains the steps of building and deploying on Alibaba Cloud ECS and MongoDB.
Live Demo: http://184.108.40.206/ . If you cannot open the domain URL, please make sure your VPN or network proxy is set properly.
These are the key features of this web application:
Run the Terraform script to initialize the resources. In this tutorial, we use MongoDB as the backend database, so ECS and MongoDB are included in the Terraform script. Please specify the necessary information and region to deploy it.
After the Terraform script execution finishes, the ECS instance information is listed as below:
eip_ecs: The public EIP of the ECS for web app host
Please go to the Alibaba Cloud MongoDB web console for the MongoDB instance information and the connection URI.
The username and password are
N1cetest by default. They are preset in the Terraform provision script. If you've already changed it, please update it accordingly.
Please replace the string
N1cetest in the connection URI string, such as:
The MongoDB connection URI will be used later when deploying the web application.
Please log on to ECS with
ECS EIP. The password is
N1cetest by default, which is preset in the Terraform provision script in Step 1. If you've already changed it, please update it accordingly.
Execute the following commands to install the Git client, Node.js:
dnf install -y git dnf install -y npm
Execute the command to check the project from GitHub:
git clone https://github.com/alibabacloud-howto/solution-mongodb-labs.git
Execute the commands and edit the
.env file to set up the MongoDB connection URI from Step 1. Then, save the changes to the
.env file. I will use
5000 as the web app port by default. If you change it, please update it accordingly.
cd ~/solution-mongodb-labs/interactive-roadmap vim backend/.env
Execute the following commands to build and install the
cd ~/solution-mongodb-labs/interactive-roadmap/backend npm install
Execute the following commands to build the
cd ~/solution-mongodb-labs/interactive-roadmap/client npm install -g create-react-app npm install --save react react-dom npm run-script build
client components are built successfully. Now, execute the following commands to start the web app:
cd ~/solution-mongodb-labs/interactive-roadmap/backend npm start
http://<ECS_EIP>:5000/ in your web browser to visit the web app:
Usually, we need to run the Node.js app as a daemon process. Now, let's install pm2 to start or manage the lifecycle of the Node.js web app.
Ctrl + C to stop the web app process started by executing
npm start before. Then, please execute the following commands to install pm2 and start the web app via pm2:
cd ~/solution-mongodb-labs/interactive-roadmap/backend npm i -g pm2 pm2 start server.js
http://<ECS_EIP>:5000/ again in your web browser to visit the web app:
Execute the following commands to install the open-source MongoDB web admin tool Mongoku on ECS to manage data on MongoDB:
cd ~ npm install -g mongoku mongoku start --pm2
http://<ECS_EIP>:3100/ again in your web browser to visit the Mongoku web admin. Mongoku uses the
3100 port for web apps by default. I've already set this in the security group rule within the Terraform script.
Now, we can add the MongoDB connection URI here as the server to navigate and manage the data for this interactive roadmap web app via Mongoku. Please enjoy!
This tutorial is modified based on an app to create custom roadmap graphs to run on Alibaba Cloud. I've done some modifications and customization to make them all work on Alibaba Cloud.
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