How to install Node.js on Ubuntu 18.04

Posted by linuxize on May 15, 2018 7:40 PM EDT; By linuxize
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This tutorial explains how to install Node.js and npm on a Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

Node.js is an open source cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that allows server-side execution of JavaScript code which simply means that you can run JavaScript code on your machine as a standalone application, free of any web browser. Node.js is mainly used on the back-end, but it is also popular as a full-stack and front-end solution. npm is the default package manager for Node.js and the world’s largest software registry.

There are several different ways to install Node.js on a Ubuntu 18.04 machine. In this tutorial we will show you three different ways to install Node.js, personally I prefer to install Node.js using the NVM script.

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