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Supervisor

Supervisor is a process control system that makes it easy to start, stop, and restart your Vapor app.

Install

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install supervisor

Configure

Each Vapor app on your server should have its own configuration file. For an example Hello project, the configuration file would be located at /etc/supervisor/conf.d/hello.conf

[program:hello]
command=/home/vapor/hello/.build/release/Run serve --env=production
directory=/home/vapor/hello/
user=www-data
stdout_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)-stdout.log
stderr_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)-stderr.log

As specified in our configuration file the Hello project is located in the home folder for the user vapor. Make sure directory points to the root directory of your project where the Config/ folder is.

The --env=production flag will disable verbose logging and prioritize the Config/production sub folder of your configuration files.

Environment

You can export variables to your Vapor app with supervisor.

environment=PORT=8123

Exported variables can be used in Vapor's configuration files with the $ prefix.

Config/production/servers.json

{
    "port": "$PORT"
}

The above config file will start a server named my-server on the port number exported by supervisor. This is a great way to control how Vapor starts from the supervisor config scripts. Feel free to name the server whatever you like.

Start

You can now load and start your app.

supervisorctl reread
supervisorctl add hello
supervisorctl start hello

Note

The add command may have already started your app.