Loopback api server show it is running in one user's shared view, but not another, which creates multiple instances and is confusing


We are running a loopback API server, and in my view, the server never appears to be running, but in the other user’s view that this is application is shared in, the server is clearly running and active, and we can confirm this by visiting the API.
If I start the server in my view, this creates multiple instances of the API which tends to break everything on the site we are working on. I’ve tried in both Safari and Chrome, and neither shows the server to be running when the other user can see that it is. I’m wondering what exactly the issue is here and how to fix it?