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Express Server Timeout
Geocube101 (625)

Does anyone know how long a repl server is online before it's automatically shutdown?

Answered by Zavexeon (1158) [earned 5 cycles]
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Zavexeon (1158)

I believe it is in the range of 30 to 60 minutes. If you want to keep your server alive, and if it has a url, use It'll ping your server every x amount of time to keep it from going to sleep. Here's how to use it:

  1. Create an account at uptimerobot.
  2. Go to your dashboard, and click "Add New Monitor".
  3. Select HTTP(s) as the monitor type.
  4. Give it a friendly name (can be anything), and in the url box put the url to webpage hosted replit. Preferably the home page.
  5. Set the monitoring interval to anything from 5-30 minutes.
  6. Click "create monitor"

I've used this method to keep a rails application running (a discord bot).

Method taken from @TheDrone7's discordpy hosting tutorial.