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Service

Rather than having to manually invoke your Pode server script each time, it's best if you can have it start automatically when your computer/server starts. Below you'll see how to set your script to run as either a Windows or a Linux service.

Windows

To run your Pode server as a Windows service, we recommend using the NSSM tool. To install on Windows you can use Chocolatey:

choco install nssm -y

Once installed, you'll need to set the location of the pwsh or powershell executables as a variable:

$exe = (Get-Command pwsh.exe).Source

# or

$exe = (Get-Command powershell.exe).Source

Next, define the name of the Windows service; as well as the full file path to your Pode server script, and the arguments to be supplied to PowerShell:

$name = 'Pode Web Server'
$file = 'C:\Pode\Server.ps1'
$arg = "-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -Command `"$($file)`""

Finally, install and start the service:

nssm install $name $exe $arg
nssm start $name

Info

You can now navigate to your server, ie: http://localhost:8080.

To stop (or remove) the service afterwards, you can use the following:

nssm stop $name
nssm remove $name confirm

Linux

To run your Pode server as a Linux service you just need to create a <name>.service file at /etc/systemd/system. The following is example content for an example pode-server.service file, which run PowerShell Core (pwsh), as well as you script:

sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/pode-server.service
[Unit]
Description=Pode Web Server
After=network.target

[Service]
ExecStart=/usr/bin/pwsh -c /usr/src/pode/server.ps1 -nop -ep Bypass
Restart=always

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
Alias=pode-server.service

Finally, start the service:

sudo systemctl start pode-server

Info

You can now navigate to your server, ie: http://localhost:8080.

To stop the service afterwards, you can use the following:

sudo systemctl stop pode-server
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