Anyone Install Nodebb forum by Node js application in Hawkhost's Hosting
I tried but failed. If someone ever did, please give me specific instructions.
Thank you so much!.
I want to test an application on Debian VirtualMachine with nodejs installed.
My friend dev give me this code to run on my VM
I don't know hox to launch code.
I tried to do " node httpserver.js" for launch the game but when i go on http://ipserver/httpserver.js i can't load the page.
Can you explain how node works please
You start a node application from within the directory that holds the package.json ("Folder Root").
You can run
node . (optionally followed with program arguments) in there.
What that application does is defined by the application itself, I doubt it would provide its own source code as you're trying to access it.
Ask your friend how to communicate with the running application. Since it seems to be a server it's most likely listening to any port like
A well-written server should output such information on startup.
Don't work but it's on the root on my apache2
@Rémy-Verger It's not
node package.json but
node path/to/the/application/, so if you're already within the directory you can give it a
. as path (
. = current directory).
node . or
node ./ or
node /var/www/, those are equivalent.
Thanks dude but it's don't work.
Library probblem ? Or code error ?
Does it work if you call
npm install within /var/www first (I assume you have
npm installed)? I just noticed you haven't done that yet, it installs dependencies for that project.
@frissdiegurke are you sure it's not
Perhaps OP could also try
@julian Did you mean
node package.json? I don't see any server.json. Yes, I am sure. Calling the package.json with node will not start any application, It would (probably; I have no way proving this) interpret the JSON content alike
require("./package.json") but won't start the
Woops, I meant
node server... either that, or
server ought to be an executable. Would have to look inside the file to know for sure
@julian server is a directory (see OP) it could be server/httpServer.js thought, but the package.json should specify the entry point anyways; Thus
node . within the directory containing package.json is always best.
Oh thanks i didn"t install npm
But now when i did "npm start" and i want to execute the code i got this error
ty guys BTW
npm start from
@Rémy-Verger What program is this anyway? Perhaps you're better off asking them directly for help