Deploying a SvelteKit app to Netlify

Want to deploy your SvelteKit app to Netlify? Well, you’re in luck because it’s actually quite easy!

Let’s jump right in ?

1. Create your SvelteKit project

First, obviously you’ll need a SvelteKit project. If you don’t have one yet, set…

Want to deploy your SvelteKit app to Netlify? Well, you're in luck because it's actually quite easy!

Let's jump right in ?

1. Create your SvelteKit project

First, obviously you'll need a SvelteKit project. If you don't have one yet, setup is super simple:

npm init svelte@next my-app
cd my-app
npm i

Then you can run npm run dev to play ?‍♀️ with your new app.

2. Create netlify.toml

You'll need to let Netlify know where the SvelteKit build will be located (/build) and where the serverless functions will live (/functions).

In the root of your project, create a netlify.toml file:

  command = "npm run build"
  publish = "build/"
  functions = "functions/"

3. Use the Netlify adapter

Now you'll want to install the @sveltejs/adapter-netlify adapter:

npm i -D @sveltejs/adapter-netlify@next

In your svelte.config.cjs file, change adapter-node to adapter-netlify, like so (diff):

const sveltePreprocess = require('svelte-preprocess')
-const node = require('@sveltejs/adapter-node')
+const netlify = require('@sveltejs/adapter-netlify')
const pkg = require('./package.json')

/** @type {import('@sveltejs/kit').Config} */
module.exports = {
  // Consult
  // for more information about preprocessors
  preprocess: sveltePreprocess(),
  kit: {
    // By default, `npm run build` will create a standard Node app.
    // You can create optimized builds for different platforms by
    // specifying a different adapter
-    adapter: node(),
+    adapter: netlify(),

    // hydrate the <div id="svelte"> element in src/app.html
    target: '#svelte',

    vite: {
      ssr: {
        noExternal: Object.keys(pkg.dependencies || {}),

Now you have everything you need to deploy your Netlify site!

4. Deploy on Netlify

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Create a Github repo
  2. Push your code to it
  3. Add the new repo to Netlify (e.g. the "New site from Git" button)
    • Accept the default options
  4. Wait for it to build and after about a minute, you should have a SvelteKit app on Netlify! ?

Now you can add routes to your SvelteKit app and they will be served by Netlify's global serverless infrastructure ?

That's it!

Deploying SvelteKit to Netlify (or Vercel) is quite simple and gives you a global CDN and serverless function out the gate!

Hope this was helpful! ?

If you want to check out the source code, see the Github repo here.

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