Learn how to store a Nuxt app on Filebase.

What is Nuxt?

Nuxt is a free and open-source web development framework based on Vue.js. It is used to build modern and scalable web applications that are optimized for performance and SEO. Nuxt provides a high-level framework for building server-side rendered (SSR) Vue.js applications, which makes it easier for developers to create fast and SEO-friendly applications.

Nuxt.js comes with many features out of the box, such as automatic code splitting, server-side rendering, hot module reloading, static site generation, and more. It also provides a directory-based architecture for organizing your code, which makes it easier to manage and maintain your application. Nuxt.js can be used to create a wide range of web applications, including blogs, e-commerce sites, single-page applications, and more.

Read below to learn how to store a Nuxt app on Filebase.


1. First, we need a Filebase IPFS bucket.

To do this, navigate to If you don’t have an account already, sign up, then log in.

2. Select ‘Buckets’ from the left side bar menu, or navigate to

Select ‘Create Bucket’ in the top right corner to create a new bucket.

3. Enter a bucket name and choose the IPFS storage network to create the bucket.

Bucket names must be unique across all Filebase users, be between 3 and 63 characters long, and can contain only lowercase characters, numbers, and dashes.

4. Next, download and install S3FS-FUSE on a Linux or macOS system.

5. Set up an Access Key file for use with S3FS-FUSE.

Set up a credentials file for S3FS at ${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs. You will need to save your Filebase Access and Secret keys to this file and give it owner permissions. You can do so with the following commands:


chmod 600 ${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs

ACCESS_KEY_ID is your Filebase Access key, and SECRET_ACCESS_KEY is your Filebase Secret key. For more information on Filebase access keys, see here.

6. Mount your bucket.

You can mount a Filebase IPFS bucket with the command:

s3fs mybucket /path/to/mountpoint -o passwd_file=${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs -o url=

  • mybucket: name of your Filebase bucket

  • /path/to/mountpoint

7. Now, navigate into the mounted Filebase bucket.

cd /path/to/mountpoint/

8. Install the Vue CLI with the commands:

npm install -g @vue/cli

npm install -g @vue/cli-init

9. Next, create your NUXT app with the command:

vue init nuxt-community/starter-template filebase-sample

cd filebase-sample

10. You can start the app with the commands:

npm install

npm run dev

11. Navigate to localhost:3000 in a web browser, where you will see the default Nuxt homepage.

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