I get "To keep [...] on request." when I press "Show" on my express project


I get “To keep Glitch fast for everyone, inactive projects go to sleep and wake up on request.” when I press “Show” on my express project. It does not go away. I expect to see my views/index.html page but instead, I get the page above. I tried making my server js not go in an infinite loop, but it doesn’t remove the persistence of the message. In the console, I also get “GET https://citrine-restaurant.glitch.me/favicon.ico 504” as an error no matter what. Please help, Frank-9976.


You haven’t specified a port to listen for requests. Also, your code isn’t returning after finishing the request, so it will just hang and then timeout. I suggest running the request within a route like:

var express = require('express');
var app = express();

app.get("/", function (request, response) {
  // your request //


// listen for requests :)
var listener = app.listen(process.env.PORT, function () {
  console.log('Your app is listening on port ' + listener.address().port);

I can’t reproduce your console issue. What browser and OS version are you uisng?


Whoops, forgot to specify I’m on Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit) of Chrome on Windows 7 Home Premium.

Whoops, I just realized one of my functions was named “process”. Coincidentally, that is a critical server variable. What an oof, as they say.

Anyway, now I get the error, 22 of

Refused to load the font ‘’ because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: “default-src ‘self’”. Note that ‘font-src’ was not explicitly set, so ‘default-src’ is used as a fallback.

and only one of

citrine-restaurant.glitch.me/:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 ()

in the console, and

Cannot GET /

in the actual page. Progress, though!


You get ‘Cannot GET /’ because you haven’t defined a route for the root URL. In the code I provided above, this part does that:

app.get("/", function (request, response) {
  // your request //



Ah, that is a handler to handle requests, not to send requests. I see now, that was my confusion. How do I actually send the HTML though, all I get is OK on the client with no errors.

I could figure it out, but knowing the ideal way to do it is probably better.

In the mean time, I’ll be figuring it out.