How to install Node.js on Siteground Shared Hosting
You’ve bought a shared hosting on Siteground and you want to install Node.js?
On the web you’ve read that is not possible to install Node on Shared Hosting environment or you’ve found tutorials that doesn’t work on Siteground?
Ok, this tutorial is for you!
First of all you need SSH access on your Siteground hosting. Create an SSH Key from you cPanel and then access to your hosting from your Terminal Utility
ssh -i "path/to/your/key" user@host -p18765
Now you are on your hosting, but you have no root access and you have a lot of limitation… But never give up!
Now go on your home folder and the magic is coming…
curl http:// nodejs.org/dist/latest/node-v6.2.0-linux-x64.tar.gz | tar xz
mv node-v6.2.0-linux-x64/ nodejs
cp nodejs/bin/node ~/bin
ln -s ../nodejs/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js npm
That’s all! You have now Node.js working and running on your Siteground Shared Hosting. If you want to verify that it’s working, you can show the version of Node and npm
This tutorial was written starting from this one with some correction related to Siteground.