How to Install Node.js and NPM – Node Package Manager on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this article we will be going over the general process of how to install Node.js and NPM on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

Node.js which is a popularly known as ???Node??? is an open source cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment which is built on Google Chromes V8 engine that allows server-side execution of JavaScript code.

This simply means that you can run JavaScript code on your machine as a standalone application, free of any web browser which has traditionally been the only place that JavaScript code can run.

Node.js does not have a rendering engine for CSS nor does it do have a DOM parser but does have things you need in a server like an HTTP library and a filesystem API. It is mainly used to build back-end server-side applications, but it is also very popular as a full-stack and front-end solution.