Install Node v6.9.1 on CentOS 7.2

Node, built on the Chrome JavaScript runtime, enables you to build scalable and fast network applications.

To install it is pretty straight forward, start off by installing the Development Tools group from CentOS:

yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

Now add the Node repo to your server

curl -sL https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -

Now issue the installation command

yum install nodejs

That’s it, issue node -v at the terminal and you should see the version number returned