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A gentle introduction to the art of Nodejitsu
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The Nodejitsu handbook will help you to familiarize yourself with deploying your Node.js applications to the cloud using Nodejitsu's services. It also provides detailed information about the Nodejitsu platform's advanced features and information on getting support when you need it.

This is a living document which you can submit patches to at

Who Is Nodejitsu?

We are a collective of seasoned developers who have been devoted to the Node.js project since 2009. We are community leaders who have created and contributed to hundreds of open-source Node.js projects. If you have used Node.js, you've probably used code we've helped create. You can find our open source code at

What Is Nodejitsu?

Nodejitsu is a Platform as a Service and a Marketplace for Node.js applications. Nodejitsu allows you to seamlessly deploy your Node.js applications into the cloud with a myriad of additional features. Our platform provides a robust suite of functionality to assist in the development, management, and deployment of Node.js applications. Our deployment tools are the most user-friendly in the industry and our customer support is unparalleled.

Getting Started

So you wish to learn the ways of Nodejitsu? Excellent! Reading this sentence is the first step! Below, you will find the Table of Contents which provides an overview of the systems which comprise Nodejitsu. We suggest starting at Deploying Applications. You can also always visit our website at

You only need to know 3 things to get started:

  • We're Nodejitsu, and we can give you scalable, fault-tolerant cloud hosting for your Node.js apps - and we're the best you'll find.

  • Our entire stack is open source and you can use our tools anywhere else you'd like to.

  • Getting started with your first app is simple with our Jitsu command-line interface.

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