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Setting Up an AWS Node.js Environment

To set up an AWS Node.js environment in which you can run your application, use any of the following methods:

  • Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with Node.js pre-installed and create an Amazon EC2 instance using that AMI. When creating your Amazon EC2 instance, choose your AMI from the AWS Marketplace. Search the AWS Marketplace for Node.js and choose an AMI option that includes a version of Node.js (32-bit or 64-bit) pre-installed.

  • Create an Amazon EC2 instance and install Node.js on it. For more information about how to install Node.js on an Amazon Linux instance, see Tutorial: Setting Up Node.js on an Amazon EC2 Instance.

  • Create a serverless environment using AWS Lambda to run Node.js as a Lambda function. For more information about using Node.js within a Lambda function, see Programming Model (Node.js) in the AWS Lambda Developer Guide.

  • Deploy your Node.js application to AWS Elastic Beanstalk. For more information on using Node.js with Elastic Beanstalk, see Deploying Node.js Applications to AWS Elastic Beanstalk in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.

  • Create a Node.js application server using AWS OpsWorks. For more information on using Node.js with AWS OpsWorks, see Creating Your First Node.js Stack in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.