Systemd is process manager that’s built into many popular Linux distributions.
To run multiple workers under systemd, you’ll first need to create a unit file.
We can name this file
rqworker@.service, put this file in
directory (location may differ by what distributions you run).
[Unit] Description=RQ Worker Number %i After=network.target [Service] Type=simple WorkingDirectory=/path/to/working_directory Environment=LANG=en_US.UTF-8 Environment=LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 Environment=LC_LANG=en_US.UTF-8 ExecStart=/path/to/rq worker -c config.py ExecReload=/bin/kill -s HUP $MAINPID ExecStop=/bin/kill -s TERM $MAINPID PrivateTmp=true Restart=always [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
If your unit file is properly installed, you should be able to start workers by
systemctl start firstname.lastname@example.org,
systemctl start email@example.com
from the terminal.
You can also reload all the workers by invoking
systemctl reload rqworker@*.
You can read more about systemd and unit files here.