We provide different releases and apply security updates on a regular basis. Currently, these Node.js versions are available: 12, 14, and 16
If you don’t select a certain version, our default will be used. We decided to default to version 16, which is considered to be stable by the developers.
Show available versions¶
uberspace tools version list node to show all selectable versions:
[eliza@dolittle ~]$ uberspace tools version list node - 12 - 14 - 16 [eliza@dolittle ~]$
You can select the Node.js version with
uberspace tools version use node <version>. You can choose between release branches:
[eliza@dolittle ~]$ uberspace tools version use node 14 Selected node version 14 The new configuration is adapted immediately. Patch updates will be applied automatically. [eliza@dolittle ~]$
You can check the selected version by executing
uberspace tools version show node on the command line:
[eliza@dolittle ~]$ uberspace tools version show node Using 'node' version: '16' [eliza@dolittle ~]$
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.
Connection to webserver¶
In order to make your application accessable from the outside, you need to
connect it to the webserver, using a web backend. Please note
that your application must listen on the IP
0.0.0.0. You can choose any port
between 1024 and 65535.
npm, or the node package manager, is used to install and manage additional packages. We have preconfigured
npm to install packages to your Home Directory when using the global (
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.