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:

 axios
        .get(`http://localhost:3000/pollPage/fetchMovie/${query}`)
        .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: https://github.com/jak6jak/movie-polling

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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:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/app-platform/how-to/use-environment-variables/

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

Let me know how it goes!
Regards,
Bobby