Why is my Discord bot offline?

Posted April 11, 2019 62.5k views
APIApplicationsInitial Server SetupUbuntu 18.04

Hi, I am curious to know why my bot is offline, I can access my bot console via digital ocean, I had a developer set it up for me, they are no longer available but everything is setup. It was once working, and online but I believe I changed the bot credentials accidentally (token, client secret).I fixed them within the code. I am still not able to get the discord bot online. What could be the other possibilities causing my bot to be offline? Any reply is appreciated.

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It would really depend on how your bot was setup. There are a few things that you could try to do:

  • Check if the bot is running, or example if you are using node run:
 ps aux | grep node
  • If you don’t get any output then you might have to run npm start to start again your app

  • If the error logs on your server, you could start with the syslog at:

tail -100 /var/log/syslog

Those are just some generic suggestions, in order to be able to advise you further, you would need to share some more details regarding your setup.