Node.js support


How can i add Node js support to Hestia,

After a ggogle i found this but not sure how to apply it, can anyone advise on how to install, i have the below running on server

node (-> v13.12.0)

@root from the link provided install requirements then use the path below in upload,


  • PM2 must be installed.
  • The app must be installed in /home/user/web/domain/nodeapp/
  • The app entry point must be /home/user/web/domain/nodeapp/app.js
  • The app must listen on a UNIX socket in /home/user/web/domain/nodeapp/app.sock
  • Upload NodeJS.tpl , NodeJS.stpl , to /usr/local/hestia/data/templates/web/nginx/
  • In the control panel, select NodeJS from Proxy Template

I was following the the instructions but at the end i get an error after i install the nodejs app but site is unreachable error 500 and on error log i get

2020/06/11 18:56:37 [crit] 950#950: *324 connect() to unix:/home/prn/web/ failed (2: No such file or directory) while connecting to upstream, client:, server:, request: "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1", upstream: "http://unix:/home/prn/web/", host: "", referrer: ""

My script doesn’t have a file app.sock

Anybody able to assist with this

Any other .sock file? I am not known with NodeJS but looks quite clear…

Not sure as for me nodejs not my coupe of tea, just a request, willing to provide a fresh DO vps at disposal to find a working solution, my app has no .sock file

I hate to use C-y-b-erpanel(no advertise) purely for this, i want to be able to use my beloved hestia :slight_smile:

Is it standaard script? Check the dist, Documentation and the install folder maybe there is some information found to how / what?

@root did you managed to get node.js working?

Hello All,

I think the issue is related to pm2 user / folder permissions
Using below code as test:

#!/usr/bin/env nodejs
var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  res.end('Hello World\n');
console.log('Server running at ');

when I ran node app.js in user folder this has created the app.sock

and if I follow the permission found inside the I could get the script within my domain.
chmod a+w "$home/$user/web/$domain/nodeapp/app.sock"

Then I followed below article so I could ran pm2 under user and when running pm2 start app.js as well successful create the app.sock

Now i do not know how to sort out permissions either for nodeapp folder or for the user. So this can run with under webcontrol

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@Gras Thanks for the trial, i had changed to another cp for this app, but will definitely like to get back on this and give another run, did you managed to sort out the above.

@ScIT any chance we can add this to the to do list, node.js is a great app that would do great on the future list.


@root to be fair my knowledge of Linux is limited. I think it might be related with permissions but could be wrong. The script does not do anything I even tried to change the command PM2 to “start” instead of “restart” nothing happened.
I did manage . Unless u run PM2 start under user domain and than adapt the command inside the NodeJS sh to change the permission this will work.

I think worth as well trying supervisor instead of pm2