Running Go applications on Nodion

Learn more about how to run Go applications and frameworks like Gin on Nodion

Create a new application

To get started you can simply create a new application after signing in. If you simply want to try out our platform you can use one of our starter templates to get up and running quickly.

Create App Screenshot

Deploying with Buildpacks

Buildpacks will automatically detect that you are running a Go application if you have a go.mod, Gopkg.lock, Godeps/Godeps.json, vendor/vendor.json, glide.yaml file in the root directory of your application or if your src directory contains a Go file. Please provide the desired Go version either as a GOVERSION environment variable or set it through the go.mod or Godeps.json file, the Go Buildpack will install all dependencies as well as the specified Go version.

It's necessary to set a PORT Environment Variable within your application settings. If this is not set, our load balancing system is not able to redirect to your application and an error will occur.

Release stage

If you need to run certain tasks when deploying you can use the release stage of the Procfile. The command provided there will be run right before spawning the new containers of that deployment. If you are using Flyway you could use something like this:

  web: app
  release: gin migrateProcfile

Additional Packages

We support multiple Buildpack Builders, depending on which Builder you chose there are different packages pre-installed. You can use additional Buildpacks, like the FFmpeg Buildpack to install a specific package. In general, all Builders that are supported by Nodion are based on Ubuntu. That means you can also install any package by adding a Buildpack called apt and creating an Aptfile to provide a list of packages.

Connecting to a Database

You can create PostgreSQL or MariaDB instances with our Managed Database service and attach them directly to your application. Database credentials can be added through Environment Variables.