Running a nodejs application

Hi there,

I am on a Ubuntu 16.04 droplet running nginx, php7.1-fpm and trying to run a nodejs application over ssl.

To install Nodejs I followed this tutorial:

I cannot even get this line to work:

curl http://localhost:8080

I get:

curl: (7) Failed to connect to localhost port 8080: Connection refused

I have open port 8080 on UFW.

What else can I do?


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

This comment has been deleted

@hansen I get :

curl: (7) Failed to connect to localhost port 8080: Connection refused

@hansen @Mohsen47 Thank you, gave a shot to both still not working, I guess there is something funky going on with my server. have uninstalled and reinstalled with many tutorials and can’t ever get a stupid hello world to show up in nodejs, so sad.


Refer to this tutorial to run your nodejs in background.

To run it over ssl you can use nginx reverse proxy.

Hope this helps.

Hi @stephgiguere

When you execute the hello.js script in the console, you need to open a new console window and login again and then run the curl http://localhost:8080.

And you should remove that firewall rule again.