Node.js is an open-source and server side script plateform which uses java script on a web server . It is faster than other languages like python, perl or Ruby and is able to handle lots of concurrent connection with minimum resource on a single process.it is based on cross plateform for develop network applications as well as server side applications.
Here in this article , we will explain installation of latest stable node.js on CentOS 7 thorugh source packages, You can use on the most of linux based flavor servers like rhel, ubuntu etc ..
Install node.js from Source
Download the Latest node.js :
Here we have use wget command for download in server node.js source package.Here we are downloading node.js v5.5.0.
extract the downloaded source package file through below command.
tar -zxvf node-v5.5.0.tar.gz
after extract , go into the extracted directory.
Now Run the below nodejs installer to configure node on /usr/local directory and make compile .
./configure --prefix=/usr/local make make install
I am showing last some lines of output , when I have run the make install command , it should be like same on your server .
.... installing /usr/local/include/node/openssl/archs/BSD-x86_64/opensslconf.h installing /usr/local/include/node/openssl/archs/VC-WIN32/opensslconf.h installing /usr/local/include/node/openssl/archs/aix-gcc/opensslconf.h installing /usr/local/include/node/openssl/opensslconf.h installing /usr/local/include/node/zconf.h installing /usr/local/include/node/zlib.h
Check Node.js Version
Here below command you can check node.js version of successfully install node.js.
Output comes like below, means you have successfully install node on server.