How to Install Nodejs on Amazon Linux [Step by Step Guide]

Install Nodejs on Amazon Linux
Node.Js Install on Amazon Linux

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment. Using Nodejs, you can build fast, highly scalable applications. In this tutorial, you will learn to configure the yum repository, how to install Nodejs on Amazon Linux EC2 instance, check the NodeJs version.

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Nodejs Installation on Amazon Linux

Log in to the AWS console and create an instance with Amazon Linux.

Step 1: SSH into the EC2 Instance

First, SSH into the Amazon Linux EC2 instance. By default user name is ec2-user.

$ ssh -i Serverkey.pem [email protected] Address of the Instance

Step 2: Install Node Version Manager

Second, install node version manager (nvm) by typing the following at the command line.

$ curl -o- | bash

Step 3: Activate NVM(Node Version Manager)

Next activate NVM by running following command.

$ . ~/.nvm/

SSH into the AWS instance and update repository. Now enable node.js yum repository in your system by the following command.

Step 4: Install Node.js using NVM

Finally install Nodejs using NVM, which also install NPM(Node Package Manager).

You can install any package using NPM.

$ nvm install node

Step 5: Check Node.js Installation

Check your Node.js installation by running the following command.

$ node -e "console.log('Running Node.js ' + process.version)"
Install Nodejs on Amazon Linux


By now you have learned how to install Nodejs on Amazon Linux. If you have any doubt feel free to comment below. I will answer all the queries.


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