How to run node.js in my linux based server?

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by albert , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to run node.js in my linux based server?

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by samara , 7 months ago

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by damian_mills , 2 months ago

@albert 

To run a Node.js application on a Linux-based server, you need to follow these general steps:

  1. Install Node.js: You need to install Node.js on your Linux server. You can follow the official instructions from the Node.js website, or use a package manager like apt, yum, or dnf. For example, on Ubuntu, you can install Node.js using 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. Upload your Node.js application: Transfer your Node.js application files to the server using SSH, FTP, or any other method you prefer.
  2. Install dependencies: Navigate to the directory where your Node.js application is located and run npm install to install all the dependencies specified in your package.json file.
  3. Start the Node.js application: You can start your Node.js application by running the command node app.js (replace app.js with the entry point file of your application). However, it's recommended to use a process manager like PM2 to manage your Node.js application and keep it running in the background. Install PM2 using npm:
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npm install -g pm2


Then start your application using PM2:

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pm2 start app.js


  1. Set up a reverse proxy (optional): If you want to access your Node.js application over the internet, you can set up a reverse proxy using Nginx or Apache. Configure the reverse proxy to forward incoming requests to your Node.js application running on a specific port (e.g., 3000).
  2. Configure firewall rules (optional): If you are running a firewall on your server, make sure to allow traffic on the port that your Node.js application is listening on.


By following these steps, you should be able to run your Node.js application on a Linux-based server successfully.