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Page updated Apr 29, 2024

Deploy a static site from GitHub

This guide will show you how to host a static site from a GitHub repository using Amplify hosting.

In this example, you will be deploying a React app, but you can also use any of the following types of projects or frameworks:

  • Static HTML
  • Vue
  • Angular
  • Solid
  • Svelte

Create a new application

npx create-react-app amplifyapp
cd amplifyapp
npm start

Initialize GitHub repository

In this step, you will create a GitHub repository and commit your code to the repository. You will need a GitHub account to complete this step – if you do not have an account, sign up here.

a. Create a new GitHub repo for your app (link).

Create a new GitHub repo for your app

b. Initialize git and push the application to the new GitHub repo by executing the following commands in your CLI:

git init
git remote add origin
git add .
git commit -m ‘initial commit’
git push origin main

Deploy your app to AWS Amplify

In this step, you will connect the GitHub repository you just created to the AWS Amplify service. This will enable you to build, deploy, and host your app on AWS.

a. Sign in to your AWS account and then visit the Amplify Console.

b. Select Get Started under Deploy.

Select Get Started

c. Select GitHub as the repository service and select Next.

Select GitHub

d. Authenticate with GitHub and return to the Amplify Console. Choose the repository you created earlier and the main branch, then select Next.


e. Accept the default build settings and select Next.

Build settings

f. Review the final details and select Save and deploy.

Review details

g. AWS Amplify Console will now build your source code and deploy your app at

Successful deployment

h. Once the build completes, select the thumbnail to see your web app up and running live.

View your app