Unlocking Node.js Potential: A Guide to Setting Up Applications on Shared Hosting Environments

Node.js Selector plugin


Node.js Selector icon in the end user interface when Node.js is disabled.

End User interface allows end users to set up and manage Node.js for their web applications.
Go to cPanel → Software Section → Setup Node.js App.

Web Applications page is displayed.

There are several columns in the list.

  • App URI — application URI including the domain.
  • App Root Directory — application root directory relative to user's home.
  • Mode — can be production or development.
  • Status — started/stopped — displays if an application is running or not and version of application.
  • Actions — allows to start, restart, stop, edit, and remove a particular application.

How to manage the application

Start application

To start a stopped application do the following:

  • Click Start icon in the Actions column in a stopped application row.
  • When an action is completed a Start icon changes to Stop icon.

Stop application

To stop a started application do the following:

  • Click the Stop icon in the Actions column in a started application row.
  • When an action is completed a Stop icon changes to Start icon.

Restart application

To restart started application do the following:

  • Click the Restart icon in the Actions column in a started application row. A current row is blocked and will be unblocked when a process is completed.

Remove application

To remove application do the following:

  • Click Bin icon in the Actions column in a particular application row.
  • In the confirmation pop-up click Agree to start removing or Cancel to close the pop-up.
  • When an action is completed an application will be removed from the Web Applications table and a confirmation pop-up will be displayed.

Edit application

To edit application do the following:

  • Click Pencil icon in the Actions column in a particular application row. A particular application tab opens.

The following actions are available:

  • Restart application — click Restart button.
  • Stop Node.js — click Stop Node.js button.
  • Run JavaScript script — click Run JS Script button to run a command specified in the Scripts section of the package.json file. Specify the name of the script to run plus any parameters then click Ok .
  • Remove application — click the Delete button and confirm the action in a pop-up.
  • Change Node.js version — choose Node.js version from a drop-down.
  • Change Application mode — choose application mode from a drop-down. Available modes are Production and Development.
  • Application root — specify in a field a physical address to the application on a server that corresponds with its URI.
  • Application URL — specify in a field an HTTP/HTTPS link to the application.
  • Application startup file — specify as NAME.js file.
  • Passenger log file — starting from CloudLinux Manager 5.1.0-2 you can set paths to Passenger logs for Node.js applications via UI (or using cloudlinux-selector utility).
  • Run npm install command — click the Run npm install button to install the package(s) described in the package.json file.
  • Add Environment variables — click Add Variable and specify a name and a value.


You can also use Node.js Selector CLI.


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