☁ Deploying a Nuxt.js (v2) App to Google App Engine (Google Cloud Platform)

Pascal Luther
3 min readNov 14, 2018

This article will help you deplyoing a Nuxt 2.0 application to Google’s App Engine — in no time 🔥.

❗️️Update: I now also updated the official Nuxt documentation with a guide for Google App Engine, check it out: https://nuxtjs.org/faq/appengine-deployment

1) Install Nuxt.js

skip to section 2 if you already have a Nuxt.js project running

Follow the instructions on the link below to create a basic nuxt app:

https://github.com/nuxt/create-nuxt-app

npx create-nuxt-app <my-project>

❗️️ Make sure to replace “<project-name>” with your project-name!

You can choose which options you like yourself, but make sure to have rendering mode “universal” applied so it is a SSR project.

? Project name nuxt2-appengine
? Project description Deploying Nuxt 2.0 to Google App Engine
? Use a custom server framework none
? Use a custom UI framework none
? Choose rendering mode Universal
? Use axios module no
? Use eslint no
? Use prettier no
? Author name Pascal Luther
? Choose a package manager npm

After following the installation instruction you should be able to run your project and see the following:

2) Setting Up the App on App Engine

skip to section 3 if you already have the set up your App Engine App

❗️️If you haven’t set up a Google Cloud account and a project yet, please do so now on console.cloud.google.com. This is documented well in Google’s documentation and is not covered in this article.

Now visit https://console.cloud.google.com/appengine and click on “Enable App Engine”. You go through a very short setup process and should have your App Engine enabled and see this screen:

Done, your App Engine application is ready to be deployed to.

3) Downloading & Installing the Cloud CLI

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Pascal Luther

Cloud Product Architect by day, recreational web-developer by night. Currently a big fan of Vue & Nuxt.js and of going serverless with Google Firebase.