How To Install Hastebin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Hastebin on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Hastebin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Hastebin is a free and open-source Pastebin software tool written in Node.js. Hastebin web interface is simplicity itself, and it gives you commands to create a new text snippet, save the current snippet, and open existing snippets for editing.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Hastebin open-source alternative to Pastebin on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Hastebin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Node.js.

Now add Node.js repository to your system:

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | bash -
sudo apt install nodejs

Now check your Node.js version by running the command on your terminal:

nodejs -v

And check the NPM version too:

npm -v

Step 3. Installing Hastebin on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we clone the latest stable version of the haste-server repository from GitHub using the command:

git clone https://github.com/seejohnrun/haste-server.git

Next, change the directory to haste-server:

cd haste-server/

Then, run the command below from the source folder to start the installation:

npm install
npm update

Step 4. Configure Hastebin.

Hastebin defaults to port 7777. Now you will need to change its default 7777 port to 80:

nano config.js

And replace the line “port”: “7777” with the “port”: “80” as shown below:

"port": "80"

Next, install pm2 to manage the execution of Hastebin:

npm install pm2 -g
pm2 start server.js

Save your PM2 configuration, and ask it to run at startup:

pm2 save
pm2 startup

Step 5. Accessing Hastebin on Ubuntu.

Once complete installation, open your web browser and visit your server’s IP address example: http://your-ip-address. It will open an empty page, paste your code and enjoy Hastebin.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Hastebin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Hastebin open-source alternative to Pastebin in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Hastebin website.

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