$ heroku login
$ git init
$ heroku git:remote -a your-app-name
$ git add . $ git commit -am "commiting the code"
$ git push heroku master
You should then see a whole lot of stuff telling you about how your app is starting and running!
If your app was a bot, you need an additional step. Since it’s not a web server, you have to tell heroku that this app is a “worker” app. This is done with a “Procfile”. This is a file called exactly “Procfile” in your node directory with a single line:
worker: node bot.js
Here’s an example.
You then need to login to your dashboard and navigate to the app. The “worker” dyno must be enabled rather than the default web one (
npm start). The app’s dashboard should look like the following:
Depending on the order in which you have done things, you might need to restart your app.
$ heroku restart
Something else you can do with heroku is set variables specific to your app. This is convenient for, say, API keys. In other words if you say:
$ heroku config:set api_key=99999999999999
In your code, you can then have:
More about config variables in Heroku’s help pages.