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 ReactJS 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.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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 ReactJS 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.
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt install nodejs
NPM(Node Package Manager) is needed to create a react app and it will be installed with the Nodejs installation itself. Now we can update it to the latest version using the below command:
sudo npm install npm@latest -g
Step 3. Installing Create-React-App Tool and Create New React Project.
Now we need to install a tool named create-react-app using NPM as global. We can create react applications using this tool easily:
npm install -g create-react-app
Once successful installation of create-react-app, we can create our first react application using it:
The app we created can be run locally on our system:
cd awesome-project npm start
This will opens up the react application in a new tab of our browser with the below URL.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed ReactJS. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of ReactJS on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official ReactJS website.