How to deploy NodeJS Application on Oracle Application Container Cloud Service

Step 1 Create Correct Folder Structure

Most important thing to deploy a NodeJS Application is folder structure that you choose and main files that it should have , if this goes missing deployment is going to fail, below is the folder structure that you would need to follow

All your html files will come under public/js/views folder and js files will come under public/js/viewModels

The nbproject will have and project.xml file

nodemodule folder will have complete list of node modules as shown below

refer this video on how to download nodemodules

Step 2 www file and port 3000

the www file is located in bin directory , ensure that PORT 3000 is opened

#!/usr/bin/env node

 * Module dependencies.

var app = require('../app');
var debug = require('debug')('oraclejetwithnodejs:server');
var http = require('http');

 * Get port from environment and store in Express.

var port = normalizePort(process.env.PORT || '3000');
app.set('port', port);

 * Create HTTP server.

var server = http.createServer(app);

 * Listen on provided port, on all network interfaces.

server.on('error', onError);
server.on('listening', onListening);

 * Normalize a port into a number, string, or false.

function normalizePort(val) {
  var port = parseInt(val, 10);

  if (isNaN(port)) {
    // named pipe
    return val;

  if (port >= 0) {
    // port number
    return port;

  return false;

 * Event listener for HTTP server "error" event.

function onError(error) {
  if (error.syscall !== 'listen') {
    throw error;

  var bind = typeof port === 'string'
    ? 'Pipe ' + port
    : 'Port ' + port;

  // handle specific listen errors with friendly messages
  switch (error.code) {
    case 'EACCES':
      console.error(bind + ' requires elevated privileges');
    case 'EADDRINUSE':
      console.error(bind + ' is already in use');
      throw error;

 * Event listener for HTTP server "listening" event.

function onListening() {
  var addr = server.address();
  var bind = typeof addr === 'string'
    ? 'pipe ' + addr
    : 'port ' + addr.port;
  debug('Listening on ' + bind);

Step 3 manifest.json , setting up Node JS Version

"command": "node ./bin/www",
"release": {},
"notes": "Sample Application to run on Oracle Application Container Cloud"

Remember if the NodeJS version is 6+ still the major version number should be 6

Step 4 package.json

  "name": "mynodejsapp",
  "version": "0.0.0",
  "private": true,
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node ./bin/www"
  "dependencies": {
    "body-parser": "~1.17.1",
    "cookie-parser": "~1.4.3",
    "debug": "~2.6.3",
    "express": "~4.15.2",
    "jade": "~1.11.0",
    "morgan": "~1.8.1",
    "serve-favicon": "~2.4.2"

Step 5 Zip the entire package

After all these changes have been made , the entire application need to be zipped example , please ensure that the Application is running locally , you can use Oracle Netbeans IDE to test the working of the Application

Step 6 Deploying Application on Oracle Application Container Cloud Service

login to MyServices Dashboard and Access Oracle ACCS , The link will be as shown below or might vary depending on data center location

click on Create Application and Select Node JS

Upload the Zip File and Manifest.json file , ensure that Proper version of Node JS is selected , in our case its version 6 , deployment should happen and application should have an HTTPS url after deployment

Final Result , URL of Deployed Application

Now the newly deployed application should be available on following URL


Madhusudhan Rao