How to deploy Nuxt to a Node.js hosting using PM2.

Support for ultra-minimal SSR build
Zero millisecond cold start
More configuration required


Make sure another preset isn't set in nuxt.config.

export default {
  nitro: {
    // this is the default preset so you can also just omit it entirely
    // preset: 'server'


After running yarn build, all you need is in the .output folder. Static assets are in the public subdirectory and the server and its dependencies are within the server subdirectory.

This .output folder can be deployed to your Node.js host and the server can be run using pm2 .

To start the server in production mode, run:

node .output/server/index.mjs

For example, using pm2:

module.exports = {
  apps: [
      name: 'NuxtAppName',
      exec_mode: 'cluster',
      instances: 'max',
      script: './.output/server/index.js'

More information

See more information on the server preset .

Edit this page on GitHub Updated at Fri, Oct 15, 2021