Running a Public Site
Although Space is optimized for running single-user full-stack apps, you can also use it to host public static websites. This is useful if you want to host a personal website or a landing page for your app.
Making a Micro public
Every app on Space can contain up to 5 Micros, which are private by default. You can make individual Micros public using the app’s
Spacefile. Just set the
public flag to
true for each Micro you want to publicize.
micros: - name: frontend src: . engine: svelte primary: true public: true
Only the Micro with the
primary flag set to
true will be served on the root domain. The other Micros will be served on their respective paths under the root domain. For example, if a Micro is named
api (or has the
path property set to
api), it will be served on
public: trueis just a shorthand for
public_routes: ["/*"]. We recommend using
public_routesinstead if you need more customization.
Connecting a custom domain
You can set up a custom domain by clicking on the three dots (…) at the bottom right of your app’s icon and select Settings. Then, switch to the Domains tab and click Add Custom Domain and follow the instructions.
For now, you can only set one domain per app, and the root of that domain will be connected to the primary Micro. The other Micros will resolve to their respective paths under the root domain, as defined in the
We’re working on greatly improving the custom domain experience in the future. We will also allow the customization of subdomains (e.g.
customtext.deta.dev). Stay tuned!