DigitalOcean apps platform: NodeJS app getting restarted without process crash


I’d like to know what could be possible reasons when the Apps platform could restart a running app without the server even crashing?

I’m on the base $5/mo container. The CPU and memory stay well within checks. Check Insights screenshot from last 7 days for reference.

I’m connecting to external redis servers to do some continuous queue based processing, and the restarts disrupts the service without any intimation or reason.

Happy to share any further details if it helps in debugging.

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Answering this for someone else who might face this issue.

  • Check the restart count under the insight tab to confirm if its frequently restarting.

  • Check memory usage.

  • If you are on the $5 plan with 1gb memory, it might be restarting when memory usage increases.

  • Scale to a higher plan and monitor it.

I hope it helps.

Hello! Did you get any answer from DigitalOcean team? I am having the exact same issue where the server restarts while processing some data without any crash report of any kind. CPU and memory look fine (less than 40%).

This is really a problem for us as we are planning to use this app in production in about 2 weeks, and we can’t have random restarts…