Fedora 26 Server: Node.js app hangs forever when not launched directly

Posted August 24, 2017 4.6k views

I’ve tried to launch a Node.js app either with systemd or cron both with unprivileged and privileged accounts but it seems that the only way to get it work is with node app.js or whatevermonitoringpackage app.js. I’m using nginx as a reverse proxy, so my first guess was to check if nginx’s logs had some errors but nothing. Then I tried to launch it directly by http://IP:PORT but nothing. My firewall’s rules are ok, triple-checked. Browsers say “Waiting…”. systemd works normally and cron is normally executed at startup. There are no errors.

Thanks in advance.

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@Gabriele Romanato

Check this tutorial for running Nodejs apps.

Hope this helps

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.