# Deploying on the Internets

If you want want to deploy a single application on a single server, there is no particular complexity as the only thing you will have to do is to start the server on the port 80 for http or port 443 for https.

However, a more common situation is the need deploy several applications on the same server. Generally this is done by having a proxy server (Nginx or Apache) that handle the requests (and possibly the https certificates) and internally route the requests the proper Node.js / soundworks server.

In the remaining of this page we assume your domain is http(s)://my-domain.com and that you want to run an application behind the path my-app, so that the default soundworks client should be accessible at http(s)://my-domain.com/my-app

# Application Configure

The first thing to do is to create a new env config file (e.g. config/env/prod.json) that will contain your production informations:

// cf. config/env/prod.json
  // you are in a production environement
  type: 'production',
  // the soundworks server will listen to the port 8002
  port: 8002,
  // the application will be accessible at the subpath `my-app`
  subpath: 'my-app',
  // no need to use https as this will be handled by the proxy server
  useHttps: false,

Then, simply launch the soundworks application using this config file:

ENV=prod node ./.build/server/index.js


An interesting free tool to deploy and monitor several applications is pm2 (opens new window)

# Nginx Config

The nginx proxy server will need to be configured so that it route all request to /my-app/* to the port 8002

This is done simply by adding a new location configuration in the nginx config file (generally located at /etc/nginx/nginx.conf), such as:

// cf. /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
http {
  # need this map
  map $http_upgrade $connection_upgrade {
    default upgrade;
    '' close;

  server {
    listen 80;
    # listen 443; # for https

    # location that internaly redirects all requests to 
    # `/my-app/*` to the port 8002
    location /my-app {
      rewrite ^/my-app/?(.*)$ /$1 break;
      proxy_pass http://localhost:8002;
      proxy_http_version 1.1;
      proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
      proxy_set_header Connection $connection_upgrade;

Then reload the nginx config:

nginx -s reload

And your application should be accessible on the internets at http(s)://my-domain.com/my-app!

# Apache Config



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