In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ionic Framework on Debian 9 Stretch. For those of you who didn’t know, Ionic Framework is helpful for building Android and iOS programs faster. You must install those applications to create a hybrid mobile application.
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 through the step by step installation Ionic Framework on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
Ionic Framework on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Node.js.
You must have Node.js installed on your system. Use the following commands to install NPM and Node.js:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install nodejs
Step 3. Installing Cordova.
Use the following command to install Cordova on your system globally using npm command:
sudo npm install -g cordova
Step 4. Installing Ionic Framework on Debian 9.
Ionic provides and commands line utility for creating packages, build and start applications. Use NPM command to install Ionic framework on your system:
sudo npm install -g ionic
Verify the Ionic installation:
Step 5. Create Ionic Application.
First, create a new Cordova project on your computer using the following command:
ionic start HelloM0nM0n blank
Now use one of the following commands to enable iOS or Android platform:
ionic platform add ios ionic platform add android
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Ionic Framework. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Ionic Framework on Debian 9 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Ionic Framework website.