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 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- 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 11 Bullseye
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install build-essential
Step 2. Installing Node.js on Debian 11.
- Install Node.js using NodeSource
Now we add the official Node.js repository manually on Debian Bullseye:
curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_current.x | sudo -E bash -
Once the repository is added successfully, you can now install Node.js using the following command below:
sudo apt install nodejs
- Install Node.js using NVM.
From NVM (Node Version Manager) you can install Node.js using the following steps:
curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.38.0/install.sh | bash
Now check the installed version of nvm:
Then, use the
nvm command to install the latest stable version of Node.js:
nvm install --lts
Finally, check the Node.js version using the following command:
Check the npm version:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Node.js on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.