I'm looking for best options to host an ethereum dapp created using react and drizzle, with the following requirements:

  1. It needs to be hosted in a custom domain (.com / .net / OR .io ) that I have purchased.
  2. It contains both client side scripts (static pages) and server side scripts (which individually interact with the smart contract in the blockchain).
  3. It should have good scalability and accessibility by users.
  4. I have an old hosting space that i purchased long back in DreamHost and HostGator. is it possible to use that for dapp hosting? What web servers would i need to install in it (apache? php?) ?

I have heard about heroku, digitalOcean, google and aws... any specifics would be appreciated.

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you could just bundle everything with webpack and host it on github pages. thats free and you will be able to use your custom domain

  • but does it allow server-side scripts using node.js & express ? i thought it was more for storing static client side pages.
    – Kombo
    Jan 31, 2019 at 10:25
  • you're right gh pages isn't for you then, you should probably try heroku. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:28

Vercel is an option which would meet your requirements:

  1. You can link your own domain to a Vercel deployed site.

  2. Both client and server side can be accomplished. Server side involves a serverless function, which isn't too difficult (especially now they've clarified their CORS advice). I tend to push to Vercel through linking it to github, but you can do it via other means (e.g. CLI).

  3. Vercel serves 4.5B requests a week. Not sighted on your use case, but it can probably accommodate you?

  4. Not sure about these providers, but I've hosted a DApp on my home server using Apache, Node and React; so if they allow you to use those technologies, sure - there are other ways of doing it too though. It is a potch to set up though - Vercel is easier.

Of course whether it is the 'best' is rather subjective, I haven't tried that many other options, but I like it.

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