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Use Vercel to host the app

See original GitHub issue

Using the GitHub page to host the app has several drawbacks:

  1. Not easy to preview the pending change
  2. No existing CI/CD support
  3. No way to have a preview version for PR

I suggest using to host the app. This is a version I deployed:

There are two drawbacks:


And the drawback is Vercel is not a free service but the price is cheap I paid around $3 per month and the majority part is custom domains.

And I can help to request a free or discounted account for this project.


CI/CD setup

I don’t know whether Vercel supports the toolchain to build VSCode. I could reach to their customer support to check whether there is any similar setup/use-case.

But in the worst case, we could use CircleCI (free service) to build the artifact and integrate it with Vercel.

Just for reference

The steps to deploy under my Vercel account:

  1. Run yarn & yarn build
  2. cd dist and make a vercel.json file with the content:
  "routes": [{
      "src": "/static/(.*)",
      "dest": "/images/$1"
      "src": "/favicon.ico",
      "dest": "/favicon.ico"
      "src": "/manifest.json",
      "dest": "/manifest.json"
      "src": ".*",
      "dest": "/index.html"
  1. Install the Vercel CLI
  2. Run vercel login command to login
  3. Run vercel to deploy.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:14 (1 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

Siddhant-K-codecommented, Feb 22, 2021

I Guess, All Done Here. Can we close this issue?

xcv58commented, Feb 21, 2021

PR to fix the Vercel preview issue #164

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