How To Install Node.js on Ubuntu 19.04

Install Node.js on Ubuntu 19.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Node.js on Ubuntu 19.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Node.js is a Javascript platform for programming that enables users to build network applications very quickly. If you are using Javascript on both the front-end and the back-end, it means your development can be much more consistent and be designed within the same system.

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 Node.js on a Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) server.

Install Node.js on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

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

Step 2. Installing Node.js on Ubuntu 19.04.

  • Method 1. Install Node.js using Ubuntu Repository.

To install Node.JS, run the following command:

This will install Node.js, however we still need to install the package manager (NPM) so that 3rd party modules can be installed:

Verify the installation:

  • Method 2. Install Node.js from source.

If your preference is to run more recent versions of Node and NPM, or if you require multiple versions to be installed, you should install from NodeSource.

To install Node.js 12.x after the script above completes, run the following apt command:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Node.js on Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Node.js website.

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