In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Node.js and create your first Express JS application on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Express is an open source, fast and flexible web development framework for node.js and provides a robust set of features to develop web and mobile applications. Express is to Node.js what Ruby on Rails is to Ruby. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.
We’ll show you, how to install ExpressJS on CentOS. Express is a NodeJS web application framework. It provides robust set of features and can be used for building single-page, multi-page as well as hybrid web-based applications. Express is a part of the MEAN stack backend. Today we will show you how to install Express on a Linux VPS, running CentOS as an operating system, and create a sample project.