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Im new to hosting node sites in the cloud and just now I've pulled and ran npm install and bower install on my project on a cloud server.

I've navigated to the directory my node app.js is in and ran node app.js and the return is

Express server listening on 9000, in development mode

so how do I get to view this in the browser? when I navigate to the server IP with the port number appending it I get

This site can’t be reached

Question author Bettercalldough | Source

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It is probably because the port is not open from the cloud side. I have never had to open the port from the OS side for node server, unless you have specially setup a firewall to do so.

If you're using Azure VM, go in the "Endpoints" section and add the port to open.

Answer author Dushyant-bangal