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Setting Up a Node.js Application on ServerStadium’s Cloud Instances

Node.js is an open-source, back-end JavaScript runtime environment that runs on the V8 engine and executes JavaScript code outside a web browser. This tutorial will guide you on how to set up a Node.js application on your ServerStadium cloud instance.

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Step 1: Register Your Account

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create an account on our Registration Page. Once you’re registered, you’ll gain access to your personal Cloud Dashboard.

Step 2: Add Your Cloud Instance

From your Cloud Dashboard, click on the ‘Add VM’ button. Here, you can choose a cloud instance that fits your needs and budget. For more information about our instance options, visit our Pricing Page.

Step 3: Install Node.js

With your cloud instance ready, connect to it via SSH and install Node.js with the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install nodejs
sudo apt install npm
To verify that Node.js is installed correctly, you can check its version by typing nodejs --version.

Step 4: Create Your Node.js Application

Now, you can create your Node.js application. We’ll create a simple “Hello World” application in this guide. First, create a new directory for your application and navigate into it:

mkdir myapp
cd myapp

Next, create a new file named app.js:

nano app.js

In app.js, add the following code:

const http = require('http');

const hostname = '';
const port = 3000;

const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
 res.statusCode = 200;
 res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/plain');
 res.end('Hello World\n');

server.listen(port, hostname, () => {
  console.log(`Server running at http://${hostname}:${port}/`);

Save and close the file.

Step 5: Run Your Node.js Application

You can now run your application with the following command:

nodejs app.js

You should see the message “Server running at” in your terminal.


Congratulations, you’ve just set up a Node.js application on your ServerStadium cloud instance! You’re ready to start building your own Node.js applications on the cloud.

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