Node.js scripts belong in your :doc:`home <basics-home>`, not in your :doc:`docroot <web-documentroot>`.
We provide different releases and apply security updates on a regular basis. Currently available versions are listed below.
If you don't select a certain version, our default will be used. We decided to default to version 18, which is considered to be stable by the developers.
Show available versions
uberspace tools version list node to show all selectable versions:
[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version list node - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 19 [isabell@stardust ~]$
You can select the Node.js version with
uberspace tools version use node <version>. You can choose between release branches:
[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version use node 14 Selected node version 14 The new configuration is adapted immediately. Patch updates will be applied automatically. [isabell@stardust ~]$
You can check the selected version by executing
uberspace tools version show node on the command line:
[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version show node Using 'node' version: '19' [isabell@stardust ~]$
We update all versions on a regular basis. Once the support ends, the branch reaches its end of life (EOL), is no longer supported and will be removed from our servers. Even-numbered versions are long-term support (LTS) versions.
Run node application in the background
To run your node application in the background we use supervisord.
Assuming your application files are located in the sub folder
~/my-node-app of your home directory.
Then place a daemon service file called
[program:my-daemon] directory=/home/isabell/my-node-app command=npm run start autostart=true autorestart=true environment=NODE_ENV=production
Start / Stop node daemon
Connection to webserver
Available package managers
npm, or the node package manager, is used to install and manage additional packages. We have preconfigured
npm to install packages to your :doc:`home <basics-home>` when using the global (
yarn is an alternative node package manager. It is used to install and manage additional packages of your node application.
You can use
npx to quickly execute and test any
npm package without the need to create a nodejs project around it. Check out nodejs.dev to learn more.
Check out the