Once your droplet is created and you’ve ssh’d in, it’s time to set some things up..
I start off by installing nvm. You can find the command for the install script here. At the time of writing, I used
curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.33.8/install.sh | bash
I needed to exit my terminal, and then ssh back in.
Then, for me, I want the latest LTS from Node.js installed.
So I run
nvm install --lts
Also I want the lts versions to be my default node with nvm.
nvm alias default lts/*
As a personal preference I then clone out my repo to
Once in there, of course run
Then I like to setup forever, so I can make sure the server runs indefinitely.
npm install -g forever
Then it’s just a matter of starting up your server. So something like
forever start my-server.js