How to Install Node.js on Ubuntu All Versions 2022

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Latest version node.js ppa is maintaining by its official website. We can add this PPA to your Ubuntu 21.10, 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) systems and install node.js on Linux VPS with easy commands.

To install specific nodejs version, Visit our tutorial Install Specific Nodejs Version with NVM.

Install latest node.js on Ubuntu

Step 1 – Add Node.js PPA

Node.js package is available in the LTS release and the current release. It’s your choice to select which version you want to install on the system as per your requirements. Let’s add the PPA to your system to install Nodejs on Ubuntu.

Use Current Release – During the last update of this tutorial, Node.js 16 is the current Node.js version available.

sudo apt-get install curl 
curl -sL | sudo -E bash - 

Use LTS Release – Instead of current release, its good idea to use stable version. During the last update of this tutorial, Node.js 14 is the latest LTS release available.

sudo apt-get install curl 
curl -sL | sudo -E bash - 

For this tutorial, I am using the latest current release and added their PPA to my system.

Step 2 – Install Node.js on Ubuntu

You have successfully configured Node.js PPA in your Ubuntu system. Now execute the below command to install Node on and Ubuntu using apt-get. This will also install NPM with node.js. This command also installs many other dependent packages on your system.

sudo apt install nodejs 

That’s it. This will install Node.js on your Ubuntu system.

Step 3 – Check Node.js and NPM Version

After installing node.js verify and check the installed version. You can find more details about current version on node.js official website.

node -v  


Also, check the npm version

npm -v  


Step 4 – Create Demo Web Server (Optional)

This is an optional step. If you want to test your node.js install. Let’s create a web server with “Hello World!” text. Create a file server.js

sudo nano server.js 

and add the following content

var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  res.end('Hello World\n');
}).listen(3000, "");
console.log('Server running at');

Save the file and close. Then start the Node application using the following command.

node server.js 

debugger listening on port 5858
Server running at

You can also start the application with debugging enabled with the following commands.

node --inspect server.js 

Debugger listening on ws://
For help, see:
Server running at

The web server has been started on port 3000. Now access URL in browser. Now you will need to configure a front-end server for your app.


This tutorial helped you to install the Latest Node.js version on an Ubuntu system. Also provides you instructions to install the Latest stable Node.js version on Ubuntu.

Next, you may like our tutorial: How to Setup Nginx as Frontend Server for Node.js

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