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Possible to run multiple instances of same app on different ports #322

waygee opened this issue Feb 24, 2014 · 4 comments

Possible to run multiple instances of same app on different ports #322

waygee opened this issue Feb 24, 2014 · 4 comments


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@waygee waygee commented Feb 24, 2014


I wanted to inquire whether it's possible to run my app.js multiple clusters like so:

app.js Cluster1 port 80
app.js Cluster2 port 81
app.js Cluster 3 port 82
app.js Cluster 4 port 83

My hosting provider, Rackspace, has advised me to try to set up this way.

Is this possible to do this under pm2 and have my app.js be running multiple clusters under different ports?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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@soyuka soyuka commented Jun 13, 2014

You could clone your app 4 times... I think there are better solutions as load-balancing for those kind of things but pm2 can't handle this without some heavy mods.

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@rlidwka rlidwka commented Jun 22, 2014

NODE_PORT=80 pm2 start app.js -f
NODE_PORT=81 pm2 start app.js -f
NODE_PORT=82 pm2 start app.js -f
NODE_PORT=83 pm2 start app.js -f

... where NODE_PORT is an arbitrary name that you add as .listen(process.env.NODE_PORT) into your program.

(-f flag is necessary to force re-execution, since pm2 will complain otherwise)

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@aagam29 aagam29 commented Jun 14, 2019

What is the benefit of doing so ? @waygee
Deploying the same application on multiple ports and then attaching a proxy say nginx will help you serve requests better ?

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@alikarimii alikarimii commented Feb 14, 2020

module.exports = { apps : [ { name: "myapp", script: "./app.js", instances: 2, exec_mode: "cluster", watch: true, increment_var : 'PORT', env: { "PORT": 3000, "NODE_ENV": "development" } } ] }
Use increment_var as in example

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