Keeping a node server running on shared hosting
It's understood that shared hosting doesn't support running a node server (see this post, for instance)
But it turns out you can install node / nvm and run a node server (using an ssh / terminal session) on a port of your choosing, and even use and .htaccess file to open that port to web access.
BUT... Keeping that server running after exiting the terminal session -- haven't figured that out yet.
I tried using pm2 with a crontab, to no avail. Curious if anyone has any innovative ideas.
Hello and thanks for contacting us. There are tools such as GNU Screen that may help. Otherwise, you may be better off using a VPS or Cloud VPS (much cheaper).