To reduce the load on the nm2207.org server, I migrated the game to my personal server.
In class, we were taught to start the Node.js process in the background by appending an ampersand character.
$ node index.js &
Instead of doing that, I made use of an
npm module called forever to run the script in the background.
$ npm install forever -g $ forever start index.js
Forever ensures that the script runs continuously. On top of that, it also monitors the process and logs the
stderr output to a log file.
The server listens to port 8000 on the loopback interface. It is then served through a reverse proxy by Apache.
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName game.nm2207.jon.sg ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyPass / http://127.0.0.1:8000/ ProxyPassReverse / http://127.0.0.1:8000/ </VirtualHost>
The game is still work-in-progress but should be accessible here.