How To Install ReactJS on Ubuntu Debian 10

Install ReactJS on Ubuntu 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 the 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 through the step-by-step installation of the ReactJS on a Debian 10 (Buster).

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 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:

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.

http://localhost:3000

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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