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Upload existing Node.js (with Express js) app to CentOS 7 server

I have an existing Express.js project that I would like to upload and run on my CentOS 7 server. Does anyone know how to do that? I have completed all the CentOS setup steps, installed Node.js, Express.js, the project is on Git, I have my domain pointed to the Digital Ocean name servers, I just need to upload the app and tell it to run (forever).


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As you are already maintaining your code in Git, using Git is probably the best to handle deployment as well. You can set up a repository on the server and a post-receive hook to restart the app or any other steps you need to run on the server. This way you can simply git push your app to the server. This article should get you pointed in the right direction:

This one will give you a bit more background on using Git hooks: