To launch Node.js on Linode, you can follow these steps:
- Create a Linode account: If you don't already have a Linode account, sign up for one at linode.com.
- Create a Linode instance: Log in to your Linode account and navigate to the Linodes page. Click on "Add a Linode" and choose the plan that suits your needs.
- Choose a location: Select the data center region where you want to deploy your Linode instance. Consider choosing a location geographically close to your target audience for better performance.
- Deploy Linode: Once you have selected the desired plan and location, click on "Create" to deploy your Linode instance.
- Connect to your Linode: After your Linode instance is created, select it from the Linodes list. Click on the "Console" tab to access the Linode's virtual console, through which you'll be able to connect to your instance.
- Install Node.js: Once connected to your Linode instance via the virtual console, you can install Node.js by running the following command:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs
- Verify Node.js installation: After the installation is complete, verify that Node.js is successfully installed by checking its version with the command:
- Install npm: npm (Node Package Manager) is bundled with Node.js. You can verify its installation with the command:
- Upload your Node.js application: You can transfer your Node.js application files to your Linode instance using various methods like SCP, SFTP, or Git.
- Install application dependencies: In the directory where your Node.js application is uploaded, run the npm install command to install the project dependencies specified in the package.json file.
- Start your Node.js application: To run your Node.js application, use the command:
app.js with the name of your main application file.
- Keep your Node.js application running: To keep your Node.js application running even after logging out from the Linode console, you can use process management tools like PM2 or Forever.
That's it! Your Node.js application should now be up and running on your Linode instance.