How to stop server to accept new connections in Express

Last updated on Oct 16, 2022 by Suraj Sharma

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can stop your node server from accepting new connections in Node and Express

The server.close() method stops the server from accepting any new HTTP connections. However, all the existing connections are kept.


  const express = require('express');
  const app = express();
  const port = 3000;

  const server = app.listen(port);

    console.log("Server closed for new connections")

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Suraj Sharma is a Full Stack Software Engineer. He holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from NIT Rourkela.