Setting up RamNode VPS for Node.JS Development

Recently I had to get a VPS (virtual private server) for remote development.

Below are my steps:

Once I signed-up for RamNode, I chose their $3.50 a month, 512mb plan. Dirt cheap for web development.

I went with Ubuntu, seems like CentOS was the default.

SSH in, (I’m using Secure Shell for Chrome)

  1. Create a user.

since you don’t want to use root as your main account.

(replace username, with what you want your username to be)

useradd -m username (create home directory
adduser username sudo
passwd username
chsh username
(change default shell to /bin/bash)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
— add ssh key–
–add key to bitbucket–
then install your framework, currently in my case, Ember.