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Troubles with Mulit Node JS on Nginx + Forever + Cron

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-host-multiple-node-js-applications-on-a-single-vps-with-nginx-forever-and-crontab

See the last comment on that article (June 6th posted by Tejas Manohar, starts with “#!/bin/sh”). I thought it might be better fit for a community question rather than a comment.


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Hi, <br> <br>Just to be clear, there are two problems? Starting your app with forever and cron on reboot isn’t working and static files are 404? <br> <br>First off, to serve the static files, you need to set the root directory in the server block to point to where they are. Something like: <br> <br><pre> <br>server { <br> listen 80; <br> <br> server_name your-domain.com; <br> root /var/www/your-domain.com/html/app/public; <br> <br> location / { <br> proxy_pass http://localhost:{YOUR_PORT}; <br> proxy_http_version 1.1; <br> proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade; <br> proxy_set_header Connection ‘upgrade’; <br> proxy_set_header Host $host; <br> proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade; <br> } <br>} <br></pre> <br> <br>As for the starting the app on reboot, let’s try to narrow down the problem. Can you start the app with forever just by itself: <br> <br><pre> <br>forever start --sourceDir /var/www/[your domain]/html/app/app app.js <br></pre> <br> <br>If so, then the problem is with the cron job. In not, then there is a problem with for ever. Could you post any error messages?