Can I run 2 forever node.js instances on the same console

Posted November 7, 2016 5.4k views

I know if I have two different consoles open I can easily run two instances of a node.js but is it possible to run two using one console? I use the default droplet console as I cannot have puTTY open 24/7 on my computer, and the “forever start –spinSleepTime 10000 ” does not work for me. Please help!!!

Thanks alot!

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Yes you can. The thing you need to note is that you can’t run two different node apps on same port.

Why this is not working for you I’m not sure, you can specify which file you want to start:

  • forever start example.js --spinSleepTime 10000

Maybe specifying redundancy can help (how much times script can be run, there is example in docs):

  • forever -m5 start server.js --spinSleepTime 10000

You can look at forever docs a their GitHub for more explanation.

If you really can’t make it work, try pm2. There is great DigitalOcean tutorial about using it.

by Brennen Bearnes
Node.js is an open source JavaScript runtime environment for easily building server-side and networking applications. Node.js applications can be run at the command line but this guide focuses on running them as a service using PM2, so that they will automatically restart on reboot or failure, and can safely be used in a production environment.