Python scripts stops when I exit the Console

Hi all,

I have a Droplet with the following specifications:

4 GB Memory / 50 GB Disk / AMS3 - Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) x64

When I access the Console with my non-root username I run the python script using


The script should run all day but as soon as I exit the Console (or Terminal), the scripts stops. I know this because there is no new data added to my database. The same script works fine when it runs on my local computer. What am I doing wrong or which settings should I change?


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May 21, 2022
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Hi @hjmeulenbelt,

How do you run the Script? Do you just run python3 in your Terminal, do you add a Screen session or use PM2? If you are not, there are a couple of ways to go.

The first and easiest to go is, to open a Screen session in your Terminal to start the scrip and then detach from that Screen session. Take a look at the following tutorial: