How To Install ReactJS on Debian 10

Install ReactJS on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ReactJS on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, React.js is an open-source JavaScript library, and its primary usage of it is to create user interfaces (UIs) that generally help to create single-page applications. It is developed and maintained by Facebook and a large community of developers. ReactJS can be used in the development of Web Applications or Mobile Apps.

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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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.

Because React is a JavaScript library, it requires to have Nodejs. Run the following command to install it:

curl -sL | 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:

create-react-app awesome-project

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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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