This is a basic setup on how to get an
nodejs) app running using Upstart on an Ubuntu AWS EC2 instance.
username in the config below with the username of your choice.
# app.conf description "app" start on filesystem or runlevel  and started networking stop on [!2345] respawn setuid ubuntu env USER=ubuntu env HOME=/home/ubuntu env LOG_FILE=/tmp/app.log env APP_DIR=/home/folder env NODE_ENV=production … pre-start script VERSION=$(cat $APP_DIR/.nvmrc | sed -e 's/iojs-//g') cd $APP_DIR exec $HOME/.nvm/versions/io.js/$VERSION/bin/npm install --production end script script cd $APP_DIR exec $HOME/.node/bin/coffee $APP_DIR/server.coffee >> $LOG_FILE 2>&1 end script
The config above is almost exactly what I use to run this blog, of course with some minor tweaks and extra environment variables. I also use
nvm to manage iojs/node versions.
I won’t go into how to build an iojs/node app because coding that is up to you, and this script is a starting block to running your own app on Ubuntu.