In production, instead of sails lift, you’ll want to use forever or PM2 to make sure your app will keep running, even if it crashes.
sudo npm install -g forever
More about forever: https://github.com/nodejitsu/forever
Or install PM2:
sudo npm install pm2 -g —unsafe-perm
More information about that: https://github.com/Unitech/pm2
From your app directory, start the server either with
forever start app.js —prod
pm2 start app.js -x — —prod
This is the same thing as using sails lift —prod, but if the server crashes, it will be automatically restarted.