Running PM2 on Digital Ocean App Platform

I’m trying to run PM2 for my Node application that is hosted on the Digital Ocean App Platform. I have no issues running my app with node index.js but when I try to run pm2 start index.js I end up with a failed deployment. I haven’t seen anywhere saying otherwise, but is it possible to use PM2 on the App Platform?

Error message: Component Issues app_name failed to deploy

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Moises Eskinazi
DigitalOcean Employee
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March 1, 2023

Hi idriskhenchil,

To run pm2 on App Platform you must tell it to run in the foreground, that way the health check knows your app is running and the deployment was successful. To run pm2 in the foreground use the command:

pm2 start index.js --no-daemon

Best, Moises

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