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Enabling NODE.JS (VPS/CLOUD Cpanel)

First of all in order for NODE.JS to be installed correctly to your system the following software should be enabled as well -  bzip2-devel and python.

Below are the commands you need to execute via SSH beforehand to verify software’s version and availability.


# rpm –qa bzip2-devel

  • If  the output is null then you should install it on the server , you can check through below command, if it is available or not in your yum repository:

# yum list bzip2-devel

Output: Available Packages    bzip2-devel.i686     1.0.5-7.el6_0                base

  • If you don't get this output you should install bzip2-devel package through the below command:

# yum install  bzip2-devel


  • To check Python version installed on your server, please execute below command:

# python -V

Output: Python 2.6.6

  • Python 2.6.6 or later should install on server, If you are running the latest version of cPanel , python will be already on the latest verson. If you have an old version, please upgrade cPanel before the next steps, this can be achieved with the following command:

# /scripts/upcp --force


Now we are going to install node.js on /usr/local/src

  • Go to the directory first:

#  cd /usr/local/src

  • Download node version v5.5.0.

  • Uncompress the downloaded archive file via below command.

#  tar -zxvf node-v5.5.0.tar.gz

  • After the uncompress, go to the extracted directory.

# cd node-v5.5.0

  • Check the path where you are, via below command.

# pwd

Output: /usr/local/src/node-v5.5.0

  • Run below command to configure node on /usr/local directory to compile and install.

# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local    make    make install   

  • Now NODE.JS will be installed on server. To check the node version run below command.

# node –v

Output: v5.5.0

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