Cootie is a tool for easily running a VPS with multiple Node servers. In a normal environment, adding a new project involves many steps: cloning the project, writing nginx configuration, setting up a daemonizer, etc. To top it off, your VPS probably didn't come pre-loaded with nginx, so you had to go through multiple install processes to get the environment set up.
Cootie allows you to manage all of your applications centrally:
cd /opt git clone email@example.com:mattbasta/mygreatwebsite.git # cootie add [path to server] [port] [hostname[ hostname [...]]] cootie add /opt/mygreatwebsite/app.js 8001 greatsite.biz # If you've never run Cootie before forever start cootie # If you already have Cootie set up forever restartall
Things Cootie is not
- A replacement for nginx. Cootie isn't built for speed.
- Production ready. I wouldn't trust Cootie to bear the burden of a production website.
- Magic. Cootie wraps multiple libraries and supplies much of the glue code for building a stable platform. Cootie does little more than that.