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How do I use different Node.js versions at Hipex


In this article we explain how you can adjust the Node.js version per SSH user. The global version of Node.js will not be modified by this action.

Manage Node.js version under your own SSH user

To update the Node.js version, you need to be logged in on the appropriate server using SSH.

Create an empty .bash_profile profile for the SSH user, unless ~/.bash_profile is already present.

touch ~/.bash_profile

Now that a Bash profile exists, we can install NVM (Node Version Manager) under the user.

curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.35.3/install.sh | bash

After running the above command, reload the bash_profile:

source ~/.bash_profile

With the command nvm install you can start a Node.js installation under the SSH user.

For example, if you want to have NodeJS version 12 active, run the following command:

nvm install 12

The installation can take 2 minutes. If the installation went well, you will see Creating default alias: default -> 12 (-> v12.22.6)

You can then easily check if the Node.js version has actually been modified.

node -v