How to Install Node.js

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This article simply will show you the basics of Node.js installation and how to verify that your installation is successful.

Node.js is a runtime.

Step 1

Click here to visit the Node.js website

The website looks like this below.

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The "LTS" stands for "Long Term Support". It means that version is the stable release for the runtime. The "Current" means that's the version with the latest features.

You can select any one to download. If you are beginner, I suggest you download the LTS.

Step 2

Run the installer.

Depending on your operating system the downloaded file will be an executable file that matches your operating system.

Step 3

Verify the installation. Run the command below within your terminal to verify that your installation is done.

node --version

You should see something like.