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Error [ERR_REQUIRE_ESM]: Must use import to load ES Module:

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Error [ERR_REQUIRE_ESM]: Must use import to load ES Module:

Hello, I am New here, And also in development, I just made my first Website, using the MERN stack, Now want to deploy it on the digital ocean, the frontend part is working ok, my Nginx configuration is ok, but I have a problem with backend, my server.js file, is not working, it is causing this error ' Error [ERR_REQUIRE_ESM]: Must use import to load ES Module: '

I am using the import and export ES module, and also have "type": "module" in my package.json,

The app is working ok on a local server,

Can anyone help? :))

here is my server.js file


import path from 'path'
import express from 'express'
import dotenv from 'dotenv'
import colors from 'colors'
import { notFound, errorHandler } from './middleware/errorMiddlleware.js'
import connectDB from './config/db.js'
import eventRouter from './routes/eventsRoute.js'
import blogRouter from './routes/blogRoute.js'
import userRouter from './routes/userRoutes.js'
import uploadRouter from './routes/uploadRoutes.js'

const app = express()

app.use('/api/events', eventRouter)
app.use('/api/blogs', blogRouter)
app.use('/api/users', userRouter)
app.use('/api/uploads', uploadRouter)

const dirname = path.resolve()
app.use('/uploads', express.static(path.join(
dirname, '/uploads')))

if(process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production'){

app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, '/frontend/build')))

app.get('*', (req, res) => {
res.sendFile(path.resolve(__dirname, 'frontend', 'build', 'index.html'))
} else {
app.get('/', (req, res) => {
res.send('App Is Running...')


const PORT = process.env.PORT || 5000

app.use((req, res, next) => {
res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*");
res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept");

app.listen(5000, () => {
console.log(Server Is Running In ${process.env.NODE_ENV} Mode On Port ${PORT}.yellow.bold)


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I'm gonna give some advice, is mainly for sharing ideas and posts. Not for helping solve your problems, so for fast and efficient help I suggest going on stack overflow to see if someone has had the same problem as you. If not be the first to ask for help there and I guarantee you'll get an answer in 30 minutes. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Hope you get a solution.