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 of Node.js on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Node.js on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Node.js on Debian 10.
- Install Node.js and npm from the Debian repositories.
To install Node.js and npm on Debian use the following commands:
sudo apt install nodejs npm
Once the installation is completed, verify the installation using the following commands below:
- Install Node.js and npm from NodeSource repositories.
Now we add the NodeSource repository to your system:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_13.x | sudo bash -
After adding the repository run the following command to install Node.js and npm:
sudo apt install nodejs
To ensure everything was installed correctly, check for the version of Node.js currently installed on your machine:
- Install Node.js and npm using nvm.
To get the
nvm installation script from their Github page, use either
wget command below:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.37.2/install.sh | bash
You can verify the nvm installation by typing:
Now you have nvm installed on your Debian Linux system. You can install the latest available stable version of Node.js using the below command:
nvm install node
Ensure that Node.js is properly installed by typing:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Node.js on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.