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Start and keep running node.js instance

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I'm trying to figure out how to keep a node.js instance running.

Right now I open up ssh and run "node server" and everything takes off and goes.  As soon as I close SSH obviously the server goes down.  I tried screen, but then my server unexpectedly quit last night, is there a better solution for starting it up and keeping it running? If crashes then restart it?
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Try the "forever" package. There's a tutorial here http://www.slidequest.com/q/70ang
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And, use forever in an init script.  If you have ubuntu, you can use upstart or systemctl if it's a later version.  With CentOS, you can easily create an init script.

This way, your job will start on boot, as well.
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I agree with this, worked for me.
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The author was provided with the best solution.
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