Important: Before doing this, start Red at least once and do the configuration process.

Upstart

This guide assumes you used the Linux guide to install Red and that your Linux distribution uses Upstart.

Run this command in terminal:

sudo nano /etc/init/red.conf

Next, paste the following script, replace USERNAME with your linux account name and USERGROUP with your user’s group (usually the same as the username, but you can check with groups username in the terminal.)

start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [016]

respawn
chdir /home/USERNAME/Red-DiscordBot
setuid USERNAME
setgid USERGROUP
exec python3.5 red.py --no-prompt

Save with CTRL+O.

You can now start Red using
sudo start red

Other available commands:
sudo stop red
sudo restart red

systemd

This guide assumes you used the Linux guide to install Red and that your Linux distribution uses systemd (Example: Ubuntu 15.04 or newer).

Run this command in terminal:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/red.service

Next, paste the following script, replace, username with your linux account name and usergroup with your user’s group (usually the same as the username, but you can check with groups username in the terminal.)

[Unit]
Description=Red-DiscordBot
After=multi-user.target
[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/home/username/Red-DiscordBot
User=username
Group=usergroup
ExecStart=/usr/bin/python3.5 /home/username/Red-DiscordBot/red.py --no-prompt
Type=idle
Restart=always
RestartSec=15

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Save with CTRL+O.

You can now start Red using
sudo systemctl start red.service

If you want Red to start automatically on boot, you can do sudo systemctl enable red.service

If you need to view Red’s log, you can do sudo journalctl -u red.service

Other available commands:
sudo systemctl stop red.service
sudo systemctl restart red.service

pm2

This guide will show you how to install pm2 and set your Red instance to autorestart with it.

First, the requirements, node.js and npm:

    cd ~
    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x -o nodesource_setup.sh
    sudo bash nodesource_setup.sh
    sudo apt-get install nodejs
    sudo apt-get install build-essential

Verify that you have the proper node.js version by doing node -v. You should see v7.0.0.

Finally, to install pm2:

npm install pm2 -g

Now we are going to use pm2 to launch Red

cd into your Red’s installation directory and find out the location of your Python installation by doing which python3.5

Use the path that you got from the above command as the argument in the command shown below (no need for brackets)

pm2 start red.py --name "Red-Discordbot" --interpreter <path to python 3.5/3.6> -- --no-prompt

Verify that everything went fine with pm2 status

To enable auto startup on critical errors and boot use pm2 startup If you aren’t root it will show you a command that you need to issue before this will take effect.

You can also monitor your Red instance online at https://keymetrics.io/