Using the App platform to host a Discord Bot

I’ve set up a basic Discord PyCord bot using a github repo that contains a requirements.txt, my, and one single cog called which is loaded when the bot starts.

Using the App platform, this code is deployed with the Run Command “python3”. When the platform attempts to actually run this code the logs show that the bot successfully connects and all seems well, but then I am informed the Deployment Failed and am left without an error message or any idea of what went wrong.

Anyone have any clue how to get this to work? I assume this has something to do with health checks but have no leads.

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Bobby Iliev
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February 15, 2023

Hi there,

It sounds like that the App Platform Health check is failing. What you could do is to use a worker component rather than a web component so that the App Platform would not look for a HTTP health check endpoint.

Let me know how it goes!



It turns out you have to select a service instance of type “Worker” and not “Web”, then it will work as you expect.

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