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How to Install Node.js and NPM On Ubuntu 20.04

Suresh Ramani
Laravel & Vue.js Developer
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Node.js is a powerful JavaScript runtime. It’s a free and open-source cross-platform solution that’s primarily for server-side programming. It allows developers to have scalable backend functionality using JavaScript. Most of the time, it’s used to create back-end apps. However, it’s also popular for full-stack and front-end solutions. npm is the default package manager for Node.js and the world’s largest software registry.

In this blog, we will show you three different ways of getting Node.js installed on an Ubuntu 20.04 server:

  1. using apt to install nodejs package from Ubuntu's default software repository.

  2. using apt with an alternate PPA (Personal Package Archive) software repository to install specific versions of the nodejs package.

  3. installing nvm, the Node Version Manager, and using it to install and manage multiple versions of Node.js.

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