actionhero.js is a multi-transport nodejs API Server with integrated cluster capabilities and delayed tasks
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The reusable, scalable, and quick node.js API server for stateless and stateful applications

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ActionHero v18

ActionHero v18 is the async/await Node.js framework you have been waiting for!

ActionHero version 18 has many significant and breaking changes from previous versions. Please read the Release notes and Upgrade Guide

Who is the ActionHero?

ActionHero is a multi-transport API Server with integrated cluster capabilities and delayed tasks. The goal of actionhero is to create an easy-to-use toolkit for making reusable & scalable APIs for HTTP, WebSockets, and more. Clients connected to an actionhero server can consume the api, consume static content, and communicate with each other. ActionHero is cluster-ready, with built in support for background tasks, 0-downtime deploys, and more. ActionHero provides a simple Async/Await API for managing every type of connection and background task.

Currently actionhero supports the following out of the box...

... and you can also make your own servers and transports.

Quick Start

# mkdir new_project; cd new_project
npm install actionhero
npx actionhero generate
npm start

Your new project will come with example actions, tests, and more.

Or deploy a free API server now:

Deploy to Heroku

Learn More πŸ“š

In-depth Tutorials πŸŽ“

Core Components

Server Types

Testing, Deployment, and Operations

Sample Projects


  • Many folks have helped to make ActionHero a reality.
  • If you want to contribute to actionhero, contribute to the conversation on github and join us on slack