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How to run a socket.io server on droplet

the code right now on the droplet is const io = require('socket.io')(8080). When I ran this on my pc, it would be on localhost:8080. How would I access this, now that it’s runnin on the droplet? I’ve tried dropletip:8080, but that doesn’t work


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After the droplet is created you will get a static IP. Depending on your OS you(nginx, apache) you will need to proxy those requests to the running node server 80 --> 8080

Nginx would act as the LB in this case to proxy connections to the running application on said port