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Use SolidStart with SST

Create and deploy a SolidStart app to AWS with SST.


You'll need at least Node.js 18 and npm 7. You also need to have an AWS account and AWS credentials configured locally.


If you are new to SST, we recommend you start with our latest version instead. Learn more about Ion.

1. Create a new app

Create a new SolidStart app.

npx create-solid@latest

Now initialize SST in your project root.

npx create-sst@latest
Ready to deploy

Your SolidStart app is now ready to be deployed to AWS! Just run — npx sst deploy. But let's take a second to look at how SST makes it easy to add other features to your app.

Start your local dev environment.

npx sst dev

Start Solid

npm run dev

When running sst dev, SST does not deploy your Solid app. You are meant to run Solid locally.

2. Add file uploads

Let's add a file upload feature to our Solid app.

Add an S3 bucket

Add an S3 bucket to your sst.config.ts.

const bucket = new Bucket(stack, "public");

Bind it to your Solid app.

const site = new SolidStartSite(stack, "site", {
+ bind: [bucket],

Generate a presigned URL

To upload a file to S3 we'll generate a presigned URL. Add this to src/routes/index.tsx.

export function routeData() {
return createServerData$(async () => {
const command = new PutObjectCommand({
ACL: "public-read",
Key: crypto.randomUUID(),
Bucket: Bucket.public.bucketName,
return await getSignedUrl(new S3Client({}), command);

With SST we can access our infrastructure in a typesafe way — Bucket.public.bucketName. Learn more.

Add an upload form

Let's add the form. Replace the Home component in src/routes/index.tsx with.

export default function Home() {
const url = useRouteData<typeof routeData>();

return (
<h1>Hello world!</h1>
onSubmit={async (e) => {

const file = ( as HTMLFormElement).file.files?.[0]!;

const image = await fetch(url() as string, {
body: file,
method: "PUT",
headers: {
"Content-Type": file.type,
"Content-Disposition": `attachment; filename="${}"`,

window.location.href = image.url.split("?")[0];
<input name="file" type="file" accept="image/png, image/jpeg" />
<button type="submit">Upload</button>

This will upload an image and redirect to it!

3. Add a cron job

Next, we'll add a cron job to remove the uploaded files every day. Add this to sst.config.ts.

new Cron(stack, "cron", {
schedule: "rate(1 day)",
job: {
function: {
bind: [bucket],
handler: "src/functions/delete.handler",

Just like our SolidStart app, we are binding the S3 bucket to our cron job.

Add a cron function

Add a function to src/functions/delete.ts that'll go through all the files in the bucket and remove them.

export async function handler() {
const client = new S3Client({});

const list = await client.send(
new ListObjectsCommand({
Bucket: Bucket.public.bucketName,

await Promise.all(
(list.Contents || []).map((file) =>
new DeleteObjectCommand({
Key: file.Key,
Bucket: Bucket.public.bucketName,

And that's it. We have a simple SolidStart app that uploads files to S3 and runs a cron job to delete them!

4. Deploy to prod

Let's end with deploying our app to production.

npx sst deploy --stage prod

View the source for this example on GitHub.

5. Manage in prod

You can use the SST Console to view logs and issues in prod. Create a free account and connect it to AWS.

SolidStart app in the SST Console

Next steps

  1. Learn more about SST
  2. Ready to dive into the details of SST? Check out our guide.