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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: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-node-js-application-for-production-on-ubuntu-16-04

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?

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@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.

@stephgiguere

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.