Getting Started

Learn more about how to use Nodion to deploy your application.

The goal of this quick start is to get you up and running with Nodion and have a real application deployed.

This guide will cover the following steps:

  • Account creation
  • Application creation
  • Application deployment

Account creation

To get started you need an account. Please click here or on the button at the top right to create one. To prevent abuse of our platform every account that wants to create resources has to have a verified email address, a mailing address and mobile phone number. We are a company based in Germany and will handle your data with utmost care. You don't have to add any payment details to get started, every account starts with free credits which can be used for our Hobby plans.

Application creation

After creating your account you are able to create new applications by clicking on Applications -> Add Application. Please type in a name and select File based as Deployment strategy. Select the smallest instance type, Germany as region and click on Create Application.

Application deployment

We have prepared a simple Sinatra application that prints Hello Nodion. You can download the archive by clicking here. Visit the newly created application page, click on Deploy now and upload the .zip file you just downloaded. This will start the deployment process which should only take some seconds to complete. You are now able to open the application by clicking on the automatically generated subdomain.

That's it! You have a simple application deployed and are ready-to-go. But there is more to our platform, instead of simply uploading a .zip file, you can use Git integrations, learn more about Buildpacks. Maybe you already have a Dockerfile you want to deploy or you want to learn more about Scaling, Metrics, Logs, how to handle Environment Variables or adding Custom Domains.

We also have tutorials for all major languages that our platform supports through Buildpacks.