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How to host a Express web server on Discord Bot hosting

What is express? Well, Express is a minimal and flexible Node.js web application framework that provides a robust set of features for web and mobile applications. Let's find out how to host a Express web server on Discord Bot hosting!

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Installing Express

Head over to your service and click "Startup".

Under the "Node Packages" box, add express to the list of packages. Just like so:

Restart the service to install the package

Using Express

Express is easy to use and a lot of documentation is available for you to learn the ins and outs of the package. However, we will teach you how to setup a basic express web server.

const express = require('express')
const app = express()

//This is a GET request route. It will be called when the user visits the root of the site.
app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send('Hello World! This is a GET request.')

//This is a POST request route. It will be called when the user submits data on the site.'/', (req, res) => {
    res.send('Got a POST request')

//This sets the port that the web server will listen on. It will be the port specified in the .env file. 
app.listen(process.env.SERVER_PORT, () => {
  console.log(`Example app listening on port ${process.env.SERVER_PORT}`)

Then create a file called .env. The contents of the file should like this:


Make sure to change the port to the port that is assigned as "Primary" on your service.

If you access the URL, the result should look something like this

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Created By: Greg K

Updated on: 10/07/2023

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