Health endpoint for private services

Hi, I’m trying to publish a private service using python3 flask and the deploy times out because, I’m guessing render can’t find the health endpoint. I have an endpoint /health that returns 200 and have that set in my render.yaml file: healthCheckPath: /health

Any pointers on what could be wrong? The logs show my service running port 5000.

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out.

Private services don’t have a healthcheck path as they don’t strictly have to “speak” http, so you could remove that from your render.yaml. Private services do have a TCP connection check.

Depoy timeouts often occur when you’re not binding to the correct address, e.g. a service should use not, etc.

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Hope that helps

Kind regards


Thank you, that was my problem!

Hi Nathan,

Glad to hear you were able to resolve your issue.

Thanks for using Render!