My Node Project is being used for a Discord bot, and I need to keep it running 24/7, I have followed a guide (code below) and it was originally working, but now the bot goes offline no matter what


#1

const http = require(‘http’);
const express = require(‘express’);
const app = express();
app.get("/", (request, response) => {
console.log(Date.now() + " Ping Received");
response.sendStatus(200);
});
app.listen(process.env.PORT);
setInterval(() => {
http.get(http://${process.env.PROJECT_DOMAIN}.glitch.me/);
}, 280000);


#2

I’m currently using this code (found on the usage section) in my node project to keep my bot online

const express = require('express');
const keepalive = require('express-glitch-keepalive');
 
const app = express();
 
app.use(keepalive);
 
app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.json('This bot should be online! Uptimerobot will keep it alive');
});
app.get("/", (request, response) => {
  response.sendStatus(200);
});
app.listen(process.env.PORT);

Then I use uptimerobot to send a request to it.
It uses the module https://www.npmjs.com/package/express-glitch-keepalive


#3

We don’t recommend you use setInterval to keep a bot alive. It’s more reliable to define a route and use UptimeRobot. Note that you don’t have to use both Uptime Robot and the keepalive module together. It’s enough to just use Uptimerobot.


#4

The method you mentioned doesn’t work for me. It’s just an endless loading screen when you try and view the page. Which doesn’t work in uptimerobot. I’m hosting a bot, not a website along with it so that’s why it’s just an endless loading screen. Besides it doesn’t seem to keep it online either, with just using uptimerobot, just shuts off after 5 minutes as normal, cause of it endless loading. The script I used creates the 200 status page.


#5

You seem to have ignored the bit where I mention defining a route, which would stop the endless loading and make it work. The following is all you need with UptimeRobot:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();
 
app.get("/", (request, response) => {
  response.sendStatus(200);
});
app.listen(process.env.PORT);

#6

So do you need to install it via node? There site is currently down so


#7

This didn’t work for me, I copied your code, and didn’t catch any errors


#8

And Gareth’s method too? His method works as well.


#9

At first I didn’t get what he was saying, but I got it to work after following another guide