user2748531 user2748531 - 22 days ago 6x
Javascript Question

How can I build/deploy an angular 2 project to production?

I have created a site using Angular 2. I started making my site using the Angular 2 QuickStart Guide as base and it's working like it should if I use the command

npm start
. Now that the site is finished I need to build/deploy (don't know the correct definition) to production so the site can be access to the client. The question is: how to I build this project for production? (without the need to run
npm install

The best thing I could found was to to try
ng build -prod
, but it says that my project is not a cli project. How to a generate the independent files to open just the
page and access the site? Is it possible?


Maybe I was not clear: what I'm looking for is a way to get all the TypeScripts files and build it in a pure HTML/JavaScript/CSS site ready to display. No compression or minify needed at the moment. Is it possible? If not, what are other solutions (preferably independent on the host)?


I'm really bad at dealing with webpack and wasn't able to Anthony Ikeda solution or any other solution I found on web. If anyone get stuck in this like me, my solution was to use Angular Cli. I create a new project with angular cli, create all the pages, components and services with angular cli and copied the code from the old no-cli project to this new cli project. With a cli project, I used the ng build command to build the project and get the files to deploy.