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Ease-to-use Node.js process manager, like forever
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What is PM2?

Production process manager for Node.js apps with a built-in load balancer
PM2 is a tool in the Node.js Process Manager category of a tech stack.
PM2 is an open source tool with 35K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PM2's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PM2?

102 companies reportedly use PM2 in their tech stacks, including Software Engineering, Winds, and LetzChange.

221 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PM2.
Pros of PM2
Easy to manage
Easy to use

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PM2 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PM2?
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It allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems. It shares some of the same goals of programs like launchd, daemontools, and runit. it is meant to be used to control processes related to a project or a customer, and is meant to start like any other program at boot time.
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PM2's Followers
241 developers follow PM2 to keep up with related blogs and decisions.