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How to Install Node.js on Ubuntu 16.04

Node.js is excellent for web application, and in this tutorial, we will introduce how to install Node.js on Ubuntu 16.04.

Node.js is an open-source cross-platform environment for JavaScript that allows you to run JS code outside the browser. Node.js also allows you to run scripts on server side for producing dynamic webpages. Rather than using different server side and client-side languages, by using Node.js alone, you can unify your web application around a single programming language - adding a whole lot of convenience to your workload.

In this tutorial, we will introduce how to install Node.js on Alibaba Cloud ECS instance with Ubuntu 16.04.

First, you need to set up your environment.

  1. Setting up your server
  2. Installing software-properties-common
  3. Installing apt-transport-https
  4. Installing ca-certificates
  5. Installing Curl
  6. Installing Docker CE
  7. Installing Docker Compose

Then, you can run the following command which will pull latest Nodejs from official docker repository.

# docker pull linode/server-node-js

Next, run the following command to run docker image.

# docker run -d -p 80:3000 linode/server-node-js

After it is completed, you can verify it by accessing your Alibaba Cloud ECS IP address or domain name pointing to that IP address, like http://your_domain.tld/test.htm. If the test page showed up successfully, then Node.js is successfully installed on your Ubuntu 16.04 instance.

For details for setting up your environment, please go to Install Node.js on Alibaba Cloud.

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