Netlify offers hosting and serverless backend services for web applications and static websites. Any Astro site can be hosted on Netlify!
This guide includes instructions for deploying to Netlify through the website UI or Netlify’s CLI.
Project ConfigurationSection titled Project Configuration
Your Astro project can be deployed to Netlify in three different ways: as a static site, a server-rendered site, or an (experimental) edge-rendered site.
Static SiteSection titled Static Site
Your Astro project is a static site by default. You don’t need any extra configuration to deploy a static Astro site to Netlify.
Adapter for SSR/EdgeSection titled Adapter for SSR/Edge
To enable SSR in your Astro project and deploy on Netlify:
Add the Netlify adapter to enable SSR in your Astro project with the following
astro add command. This will install the adapter and make the appropriate changes to your
astro.config.mjs file in one step.
If you prefer to install the adapter manually instead, complete the following two steps:
@astrojs/netlifyadapter to your project’s dependencies using your preferred package manager. If you’re using npm or aren’t sure, run this in the terminal:
Add two new lines to your
astro.config.mjsproject configuration file.
To render your project using Netlify’s experimental Edge Functions instead, change the
netlify/functionsimport in the Astro config file to use
How to deploySection titled How to deploy
You can deploy to Netlify through the website UI or using Netlify’s CLI (command line interface). The process is the same for both static and SSR Astro sites.
Website UI DeploymentSection titled Website UI Deployment
If your project is stored in GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, or Azure DevOps, you can use the Netlify website UI to deploy your Astro site.
Click Add a new site in your Netlify dashboard
Choose Import an existing project
When you import your Astro repository from your Git provider, Netlify should automatically detect and pre-fill the correct configuration settings for you.
Make sure that the following settings are entered, then press the Deploy button:
- Build Command:
npm run build
- Publish directory:
- Build Command:
After deploying, you will be redirected to the site overview page. There, you can edit the details of your site.
Any future changes to your source repository will trigger preview and production deploys based on your deployment configuration.
Section titled netlify.toml file
You can optionally create a new
netlify.toml file at the top level of your project repository to configure your build command and publish directory, as well as other project settings including environment variables and redirects. Netlify will read this file and automatically configure your deployment.
To configure the default settings, create a
netlify.toml file with the following contents:
📚 More info at “Deploying an existing Astro Git repository” on Netlify’s blog
CLI DeploymentSection titled CLI Deployment
You can also create a new site on Netlify and link up your Git repository by installing and using the Netlify CLI.
Install Netlify’s CLI globally
netlify loginand follow the instructions to log in and authorize Netlify
netlify initand follow the instructions
Confirm your build command (
The CLI will automatically detect the build settings (
astro build) and deploy directory (
dist), and will offer to automatically generate a
netlify.tomlfile with those settings.
Build and deploy by pushing to Git
The CLI will add a deploy key to the repository, which means your site will be automatically rebuilt on Netlify every time you
📚 More details from Netlify on Deploy an Astro site using the Netlify CLI
Set a Node.js VersionSection titled Set a Node.js Version
If you are using a legacy build image (Xenial) on Netlify, make sure that your Node.js version is set. Astro requires
v18.14.1 or higher.
You can specify your Node.js version in Netlify using:
.nvmrcfile in your base directory.
NODE_VERSIONenvironment variable in your site’s settings using the Netlify project dashboard.
Using Netlify FunctionsSection titled Using Netlify Functions
No special configuration is required to use Netlify Functions with Astro. Add a
netlify/functions directory to your project root and follow the Netlify Functions documentation to get started!
ExamplesSection titled Examples
- How to deploy an Astro site — Netlify Blog
- Deploy An Astro site with Forms, Serverless Functions, and Redirects — Netlify Blog
- Deployment Walkthrough Video — Netlify YouTube channel