So somebody used one of the API endpoints incorrectly, causing the entire application to crash and I tried to reboot the droplet with the command
sudo reboot but the API is still down. Is there any way to restart the server and resolve this issue?
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It would really depend on how you’ve built your API (eg. if you’ve used Node.js, PHP, Django or etc.) and also how you’ve deployed it.
Usually, in such cases, you could quickly check the commands that were previously executed on your server using the
historycommand, which should help you identify what commands the last person who set that all up for you used.
In some cases, if the app was deployed without enabling auto-restart after a reboot, this would explain why your app is not starting.
What you should also check is your API logs to see what errors might be occurring and preventing your app from starting.
Feel free to share more details about your setup so I could try to advise you further.