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This API starts a Profound.js server instance.


  1. Port (optional) - The port number to listen on; if not specified, the Profound.js configuration is used
  2. Host (optional) - The host name Profound.js will accept connections on; if not specified, the Profound.js configuration is used

Return Value

A boolean value indicating whether the current process is the server's master or worker process. True is returned for the worker process.


profoundjs.server.listen(8099);  // listen on port 8099
var isWorker = profoundjs.server.listen();  // listen on the port specified in the Profound.js configuration file