What should I change localhost:3000 axios requests to when deployed?

I’m having trouble with figuring out how to access my express api. On my local development machine I had no trouble accessing it with axios requests for example:

        .then((response) => {

however now that my app is deployed these requests do not work anymore they give me 404 errors. what should I change these requests to so that my app is able to function again? If you want to know how my application is setup here is the github link:

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Bobby Iliev
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February 5, 2021
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Hi there @jak6jak,

What you could do is set up a base URL

axios.defaults.baseURL = process.env.APP_URL

Then you could use the DigitalOcean App env variables to pass the APP_URL to your application:

In your local environment, you can set the APP_URL to http://localhost:3000.

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby

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