Setting laravel to work on a port number? - javascript

I am working with nodejs, expressjs, and I am triggering events on my web app with a mobile phone over the nodejs server.
The app is built on javascript but I am using laravel to store data into a database. I am new to nodejs so I am pretty sure if I wanted, I think I could cut out php and just use the whole app with nodejs, but I don't want to. I like laravel and php and it's alread setup, so let me explain my problem.
laravel is installed on my server laravel's index.php is here. My routes for my data base resources are I can access this fine, but if I want to access my nodejs server I need to use which obviously causes a problem.
The nodejs/expressjs files are inside but since the nodejs dispatches on this throws my laravel routes off.
So what I am asking is how do I get it all to work well with eachother? I assume I need to setup a port somehow in laravel.
EDIT: So I am new to the port, and I didnt know there is already a default port set (80). My laravel install is on port 80, and inside here I can listen to calls from port 3000 using I did not know that, so I have a page http://my-server-ip:3000/test which has one button and a script that sends the event to the nodejs server and that responds to my script which listens to events on port 3000 and executes a function. Cool stuff here, I hope I made sense I am very new.

Not quite sure what you mean by
this throws my laravel routes off
In a situation where you want to host multiple servers on port 80 from the same machine you might want to consider a reverse proxy. I recommend nginx for this.( Nginx will listen to port 80.
Then you setup a subdomain eg. for the node.js service.
In the reverse proxy you listen for on port 80 and direct that to port 3000. You set up Laravel/Apache? to listen on port 4000 and have nginx listen for on port 80 and direct that to port 4000.
Is this what you are after?


Moving ExpressJS API files onto Server

So I created an simple API using ExpressJS that connects to MongoDB to perform CRUD operations. Currently I am able to get the local host running by performing command "npm nodemon" in the source folder. And it worked by testing with postman I wonder how to implement it on the server. As server runs a linux system, also I have a line of code in my root file "server.js ":
const port = process.env.PORT || 5000;
I think the process.env.port needs need to be changed in order to make it work on the server?
In addition, I did look into aws CE2 server it is so complicated that I was immediately overwhelmed. I am hoping someone can recommend dummy like me a simple and very specific solution to have a server run my scripts in ExpressJS environment. Thank you
I'm assuming your question is "How to deploy express app to a server?"
You can read some advanced topics on, which covers some best practices, and other useful stuff. But the things you want to look at now is Things to do in your environment / setup
The important part is:
Keep your express runing on port 5000
Run your app in cluster
Run your app behind a proxy server like Nginx.
You can check this nice guide (Step 3 and 4) on how to deploy your express app to a Linux server with PM2, Nginx.
So at the end, your express app will run on port 5000 (or whatever port you desire), and your Nginx will run on port 80, and nginx will forward any request to your express app.

How to give the server port to client

I have a node server with several node projects. I use nginx to get them all responding on port 80. Now, this works for the initial http request. For the websockets, I need to use the direct server port. To keep everything alive while developing I would like to try this, projects will have a dev and live version. Once de dev is stable, I will copy it to the live folder. The live folder is runned by a systemctl script where I define a difrent port to the live version so I can dev without taking the live down. The problem I encounter now is, how can I get the running server port in my client side Javascript so that the dev page connect to the dev port and visa versa?
currently I'm only using express, and mysql. I have no further npm packages installed. I searched allot but there is not to mush I can find. I found how to connect the socket to the page url but I cannot use that because that URL will always be on port 80. Further I found allot of huge packages that has no use for me since the original page is just static, the dynamics all run over websockets.
Is there any way to parse the port number in the clients .js file like I could do fairly easy in php? And if so, what would be the most efficient way. I could let javascript check if the page uses the live or dev URL but I would prefer not to hardcode my dev URL into JS where it is for everyone to see.
run a third node.js server program, all your clients connect to this server first.
In this simple node.js program, determine the type of clients by any means. e.g. different user id for dev/production users
send the server url and port to your client according to its type (dev or production)
you may also use this technique to separate your users to different production servers.

Node Server With NGINX

I have node js server that has a server which listens 8000 port and a connection working on that server. This socket connection creates a communication with a ReactJS app which is not a point of this question. So I have 2 project folders
1. project-server
2. project-web-react
Project server only answers socketio request and does not render a HTML or something else. It only works on terminal. I want to ask whether is it useful to encapsulate my project-server with Nginx? So the requests are handled by Nginx ? Or is it out of the Nginx's purpose?
I would never have an application server run directly connected through internet since there are always a bunch of unknowns with them (scaling, standard compliance etc), so I would recommend you to run a proxy like nginx in front of your app. This also makes it easy to add certificates and do load balancing / caching. It just adds flexibility and some security.

Real-time timer on wamp

i want to make a real-time timer, that is controlled from one browser/page, but is displayed on multiple pages. I have the function for the timer and I found a thing called Node.js and tried to set it up. But it creates a server on port 3000. As I understand I get 2 servers. How could i set up node.js on wamp server?
You can proxy requests that get to your WAMP to your Node app if you want both of them running. Then Node app can then be visible as a subdirectory on your main server.
Here is an example on how to do this not for a Node app but for a Ruby app, but it's also running on port 3000 and the idea is the same:
How to setup Rails on WAMP server using HTTP Proxy module?

Azure Web Site starting my Hapi Node.js site with socket protocol

Whenever I deploy my Hapi.js web application to azure, it starts the server using the socket protocol (see output below).
GET /{param*}
GET /api/employees
POST /api/employees
GET /api/employees/{id}
PUT /api/employees/{id}
DELETE /api/employees/{id}
POST /api/worklog
GET /login
POST /login
Hapi server started # socket:\\.\pipe\b5c0af85-9393-4dcb-bd9a-3ba9b41ed6fb
150914/214730.270, [response], socket:\\.\pipe\b5c0af85-9393-4dcb-bd9a-3ba9b41ed6fb: [1;32mget[0m / {} [32m200[0m (316ms)
However, whenever I am running this locally, it starts using http... I have not run into this issue using express or loopback, only Hapi. Is there some sort of configuration that I am missing? This is the server.connection function:
var server = new Hapi.Server();
var host = || '';
var port = process.env.port || 3000;
server.connection({host: host, port: port});
The reason this is a big deal is because I cannot pass socket://*<mydoamin>* to google as a callback URI for OAuth.
You shouldn't need to pass socket://<domain> to google, you'd pass the normal or even the to Google for OAuth callback and it should work as you would expect.
The fact that the node application is listening on a pipe rather than a normal tcp socket is just an implementation detail of iisnode. Basically the problem is that node has it's own webserver so you can't use it with other webservers like IIS, Apache, nginx, etc. iisnode bridges the gap between IIS and node in that it allows IIS to listen to the HTTP port on the machine 80 and when IIS gets a request on that port, it just forwards it to the node process that's listening on a named pipe. This allows you to manage your sites in IIS as you normally would on a Windows Server machine, while actually writing your app in node.
You can think of it as 2 webservers running on the box, one (IIS) is acting as a proxy for the other (node) where all the work is actually happening. The fact that the iisnode developer chose to use a named pipe instead of a normal tcp socket is odd (though kind of understandable since you can't easily reserve a port per se as you can a pipe), but it's the way it is.