How to install Nodejs on CentOS


The objective of this small HowTo is to help the system administrators setup NodeJS on their CentOS Server.

NOTE: The mentioned steps are successfully ran on CentOS 6 version


Step1: Make sure we have EPEL repository installed on the system because nodejs package is a part of EPEL repository

rpm -ivh

Step 2: After installing EPEL repository successfully, we need to give below command to install nodejs package & its dependencies

yum install nodejs

Step 3: Next, we also need to install npm package which is also required with nodejs

yum install npm

Step 4: Now, you should be having node & npm commands available on your system. To make sure these commands exist, run below commands:

npm -v

node -v

That's All. Your system is now installed with nodejs 🙂