How To Install Node.js on Debian 8

r00t April 28, 2017

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration Node.js on Debian 8 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 Debian 8 (Jessie) server.

Install Node.js on Debian 8 Jessie

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Installing Node.js on Debian 8 jessie.

First, you need to node.js PPA in our system provides by nodejs official website:

The nodejs package contains the nodejs binary as well as npm, so you don’t need to install npm separately. However, in order for some npm packages to work (such as those that require compiling code from source), you will need to install the build-essential package:

After adding required PPA file, lets install Nodejs package. NPM will also be installed with node.js. This command will also install many other dependent packages on your system:

Verify the current version of Node.js installed:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Node.js on Debian 8 Jessie server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Node.js web site.

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