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Deploy a Hono site

Hono is a small, simple, and ultrafast web framework for Cloudflare Pages and Workers, Deno, and Bun. In this guide, you will create a new Hono application and deploy it using Cloudflare Pages.

​​ Create a new project

Create a new project by running the following commands in your terminal:

$ mkdir my-hono-app
$ cd my-hono-app
$ npm init -y
# Make sure Hono is installed
$ npm install hono
# Install the required dependencies
# ESBuild is needed to bundle the hono app code
# npm-run-all enables us to run multiple npm commands at once
$ npm install --save-dev wrangler esbuild npm-run-all

If you want your application to use TypeScript, you need to generate a tsconfig.json file. To generate a tsconfig.json file, run:

$ npm install --save-dev typescript
$ npx tsc --init

Open your project and create a src/server.js file (or src/server.ts if you are using TypeScript). Add the following content to your file:

import { Hono } from "hono";
const app = new Hono();
app.get("/", (ctx) => ctx.text("Hello world, this is Hono!!"));
export default app;

To serve static files like CSS, image or JavaScript files, add the following to your src/server.js/ts file:

app.get("/public/*", async (ctx) => {
return await ctx.env.ASSETS.fetch(ctx.req);

This will cause all the files in the public folder within dist to be served in your application.

Open your package.json file and update the scripts section:

"scripts": {
"dev": "run-p dev:*",
"dev:wrangler": "wrangler pages dev dist --live-reload",
"dev:esbuild": "esbuild --bundle src/server.js --format=esm --watch --outfile=dist/_worker.js",
"build": "esbuild --bundle src/server.js --format=esm --outfile=dist/_worker.js",
"deploy": "wrangler pages publish dist"
"scripts": {
"dev": "run-p dev:*",
"dev:wrangler": "wrangler pages dev dist --live-reload",
"dev:esbuild": "esbuild --bundle src/server.ts --format=esm --watch --outfile=dist/_worker.js",
"build": "esbuild --bundle src/server.ts --format=esm --outfile=dist/_worker.js",
"deploy": "wrangler pages publish dist"

In the above example, npm-run-all enables you to use a single command (npm run dev) to run npm run dev:wrangler and npm run dev:esbuild simultaneously in watch mode.

​​ Run in local dev

Start your dev workflow by running:

$ npm run dev

You should be able to review your generated web application at http://localhost:8788.

​​ Before you continue

All of the framework guides assume you already have a fundamental understanding of Git. If you are new to Git, refer to this summarized Git handbook on how to set up Git on your local machine.

If you clone with SSH, you must generate SSH keys on each computer you use to push or pull from GitHub.

Refer to the GitHub documentation and Git documentation for more information.

​​ Create a GitHub repository

Create a new GitHub repository by visiting After creating a new repository, prepare and push your local application to GitHub by running the following commands in your terminal:

$ git init
$ git remote add origin<your-gh-username>/<repository-name>
$ git add .
$ git commit -m "Initial commit"
$ git branch -M main
$ git push -u origin main

​​ Deploy with Cloudflare Pages

Deploy your site to Pages by logging in to the Cloudflare dashboard > Account Home > Pages and selecting Create a project. Select the new GitHub repository that you created and, in the Set up builds and deployments section, provide the following information:

Configuration optionValue
Production branchmain
Build commandnpm run build
Build directorydist

After configuring your site, you can begin your first deploy. You should see Cloudflare Pages installing my-hono-app, your project dependencies, and building your site before deploying it.

After deploying your site, you will receive a unique subdomain for your project on * Every time you commit new code to your Hono site, Cloudflare Pages will automatically rebuild your project and deploy it. You will also get access to preview deployments on new pull requests, so you can preview how changes look to your site before deploying them to production.

​​ Learn more

By completing this guide, you have successfully deployed your Hono site to Cloudflare Pages. To get started with other frameworks, refer to the list of Framework guides.