Why is my python script getting frozen?

I have been using DO for last one month, its good and all but I still can’t figure out few things. I’m hosting a telegram bot. Which would run in background (of course), even if I close the terminal. I have tried bot nohup and screen they work for about 4-5 hours and then they freeze, even though I can see they’re running in processes. There is no error in the logs whatsoever.

Just now, I rebooted my droplet and tried to run a script without nohup/screen, just with python3 and it is not running, no logs, no errors nothing just remains blank after the commands.

Can someone please explain what is this and how to deal with it?

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November 20, 2022

Hi @terminalwarlord,

You should use a service called PM2. Check this tutorial:

it’s for NodeJS however you can use the same technics for your Python script as well.

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