Managing processes with Bluepill


When bluepill is installed on your server, you can control your processes manually from your server command-line interface.

A process Bluepill config is saved into a .pill file. Bluepill loads pill files for each process it manages. See also Bluepill gem page.

When you add processes through Cloud 66 interface, they will be managed by Cloud 66. For instance if you restart your server, they will be automatically restart aswell.

Process names convention

Cloud 66 processes beging with “cloud66_” and user processes with “user_”

Build your own pill file

To build your own process with Bluepill, please refer to this page.

Don’t forget to add a log file in your pill config. For instance:

process.stdout = process.stderr = "<STACK_PATH>/log/process.log"


To get all processes status:

$ sudo bluepill status

To get a specific process status:

$ sudo bluepill <process_name> status


To stop a specific process:

$ sudo bluepill <process_name> stop


To start a specific process:

$ sudo bluepill <process_name> start

Load a process

To load a .pill file into bluepill:

$ sudo bluepill load /etc/bluepill/autoload/<process_name>.pill

Unload a process

To quit a process from bluepill:

$ sudo bluepill <process_name> quit


Also remember that we configure the pill files to log to <STACK_PATH>/log folder.