How to run Node.js application in plegmahost web hosting account

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End User interface allows end users to setup and manage Node.js for their web applications.

Go to cPanel → Software Section → Select Node.js Version.

 

Web Applications page is displayed.

 

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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 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 Stop icon in the Actions column in a started application row.

•When an action is completed a Stop icon changes to Start icon.

 

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Restart application

 

To restart started application do the following:

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

 

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 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.

 

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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.

 

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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 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.

•Specify Application root — specify in a field a physical address to the application on a server that corresponds with its URI.

•Specify Application URL — specify in a field an HTTP/HTTPS link to the application.

•Specify Application startup file — specify as NAME.js file.

•Run npm install command — click 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.

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