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 simple 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.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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 the Node.js repository to your system:

curl -sL | 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

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 you 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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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