Starting as a Service

When using CommandBox on a staging or production server, you may wish to start up servers as a service when the OS comes online. Here is a guide on each major OS type.


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Ubuntu (init.d)

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CentOS/RHEL (system.d)

Create a .service file
nano /usr/lib/systemd/system/mySite.service
as follows:
Description=mySite Service
ExecStart=/usr/bin/box server start /var/www/mySiteAPI/server.json
Start the service
systemctl start mySite.service
Give the service about a minute to load up, then check its status
systemctl status mySite.service
Once you've verified the service is running as expected, enable the service to load at boot
systemctl enable mySite.service