How to launch NodeJS on Cloudways?

by clyde_reichert , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 6 months ago

How to launch NodeJS on Cloudways?

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by adolf , 6 months ago

@clyde_reichert 

To launch NodeJS on Cloudways, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Cloudways account or create a new account if you don't have one.
  2. Once you're logged in, click on the "Launch" button from the top menu.
  3. Select the desired cloud infrastructure provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Vultr, Linode, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or others.
  4. Select the server size and location for your NodeJS application. It's recommended to choose a server location closest to your audience for better performance.
  5. Choose the PHP stack as the application type, even if you're planning to use NodeJS. This selection is to ensure that the server is configured correctly.
  6. Provide a server name and select the project you want to associate with this server.
  7. Enable Varnish and Redis for better performance, if required.
  8. Click on "Launch Now" to create your server.
  9. Once the server is launched, go to the "Application Management" tab.
  10. Click on "Access Details" to get your SSH credentials.
  11. Use an SSH client like PuTTY to connect to your server using the provided credentials.
  12. After connecting to the server, install NodeJS by running the following commands:
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curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs


  1. Verify the installation by running node -v and npm -v commands. You should see the versions of NodeJS and npm installed.
  2. Upload your NodeJS application files to the server using FTP or any other preferred method.
  3. Install the required dependencies by navigating to the application directory and running npm install.
  4. Start your NodeJS application using the command node app.js or any other command based on your application setup.
  5. Verify that your NodeJS application is running successfully.


That's it! You have successfully launched your NodeJS application on Cloudways.