How To Setup Node.js Application On Digital Ocean

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If you need to setup node.js application on digital ocean this tutorial assist you.

  • Create or login to your digital ocean account.
  • Create new droplets.
  • Click on “Create” button then droplets.
  • Select OS type, data center and other options.
  • Then click on “create” button.
  • Next, access digital ocean via terminal with root user, with below command.
 ssh root@ 

Lets install all packages required to run MEAN application

  • Install build-essential
 sudo apt-get -y install build-essential 
  • Now Install MongoDB
  • In order to install mongoDB, first of all import public key
 sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv 7F0CEB10 
  • Create list file for MongoDB

echo "deb trusty/mongodb-org/3.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.0.list

  • Reload local package database.
 sudo apt-get update
  • Now Install the latest stable version of MongoDB.
 sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org 
  • Now Install the latest stable version of MongoDB.
 sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org 
  • Check the mongoDB status with following command.
 sudo service mongod status 
  • You will see such type of response in latest ubuntu version 16.04
  • If you want to install ubuntu 16.04 then use following command.
 sudo apt-get install -y --allow-unauthenticated mongodb-org 
  • In order to properly launch MongoDB as a service on Ubuntu 16.04, we additionally need to create a unit file describing the service.
  • A unit file tells the system – a way to manage a resource. The most common unit type is a service, which determines the way to begin or stop the service.
 sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/mongodb.service 
  • Paste the following code –

Description=High-performance, schema-free document-oriented database

ExecStart=/usr/bin/mongod --quiet --config /etc/mongod.conf


  • Exit file with Ctrl + X
  • It will ask to save modified file, enter Y.
  • then press enter
  • And run commands
 sudo systemctl start mongodb 
 sudo systemctl status mongodb 
 sudo systemctl enable mongodb 
  • You can verify by connecting to mongodb by typing mongo.
  • Install Node.js
 curl -sL | sudo -E bash - 
 sudo apt-get install -y nodejs 
node -v 
  • Now to clone code on the server install git.
  • To run node app, install forever.
 sudo npm install -g forever 
  • Forever commands :
  • To list forever running instances
 sudo forever list 
  • To start server
 sudo forever start filename 
  • To stop server with given instance number.
 sudo forever stop instance_number 

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