Creating a Basic Linux Service Using Systemd (28/9/18)

When I started deploying web app on my server, I ran it using nohup instead of running it as a service. I did it because I thought making a service is hard. Apparently, I was wrong.

Since Ubuntu server uses Systemd, there are several steps to create and start a service. First of all, create a service file in /etc/systemd/system. For example here I want to run Caddy as a service, so I create file named caddy.service with following content :

Description=Starts the Caddy server



Once finished, save it, then reload Systemd configuration by running :

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

After it finished, we can enable and start the service by running :

sudo systemctl enable caddy
sudo systemctl start caddy