how to run pm2 in app plattforms using nodejs api

Posted August 9, 2021 173 views
Node.jsAPIDigitalOcean App Platform

I have a simple nodejs API to test on the app platform. To keep it running I’m using pm2 and works as expected on localhost. Currently, I’m using something like “pm2 start build/index.js” to start it. After building and deploying I’m getting the below error:

Now, I was reading about use pm2-runtime instead of pm2 but I don’t know how can use it on the app platform. Does anybody know how can keep alive my API REST using pm2?

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First Give the below command as the Build Command in your App settings

npm install pm2 -g

and then you can try the below command as your Run time command.

pm2-runtime start index.js