Setting up NodeJS on your Ubuntu Server

NodeJS has gained a significant popularity in the last few years, providing a powerful and flexible server side scripting technology. The ease of using NodeJS can be seen even in the simplified setup of an working environment.

We recommend the NodeSource NodeJS repo, to obtain a newer version, so thats what we will show in the following example.


   Full script:

sudo curl -sL | sudo bash -
sudo apt -y install nodejs



The whole setup is pretty much automated and simplified. The first line will download and run a script that adds the NodeSource repository. Once it is done you can just install NodeJS.

After the installation is complete you’ll get the ‘node’ command as well as the ‘npm’ package manager so you can go with setting up you cool NodeJS project.


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Disable remote SSH access with root

   Hi CloudBalkanians,

   As we’ve mentioned before in the “How to secure your linux cloud machine” article, direct SSH access with the ‘root’ user might be a big risk for your cloud machine. That’s why disabling ‘root’ remote access is often considered a good practice.

   Before you start, make sure that you have another user enabled for remote login.

   To disable remote access with the ‘root’ user, edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config, find the following line:

#PermitRootLogin yes

   and change it to 

PermitRootLogin no

   A quick restart of the SSH server:

/etc/init.d/sshd restart

   And you’re there.


   Have a great day!

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Your first steps on the cloud

Hi CloudBalkanians,

We’ve designed a cloud that makes your server management as simple as possible, to save your time and give a solid ground for your ideas.

You can start a cloud server for your new project in 5 clicks.

To help you make the choices we have put together a few recommendations how to start.

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CloudBalkan – Operating Green

   Hi CloudBalkanians,

   Today we want to take your attention on a little bit different aspect of technology.

   Humans are innovative. We rely on technology a lot in our lives. But with the strive for evolving it, people focus on making things faster and bigger, which is often not truly an improvement. We tend to forget that technology and innovation is about making the world a better place, before all the rest. Technology should not be against the nature.

   The CloudBalkan team is keen on technology, but we also share one more big thing in common – we love our nature.

   That’s why building our cloud we’ve truly innovated some of the key technologies, to achieve performance and scale, but not at the cost of ecology. Just the opposite!


   CloudBalkan facilities are one of the top notch energy efficient ones in the world.


   We’ve achieved 1.083 power usage effectiveness, which means that we use more than 91% of our energy for computing and we waste no more than 8.3% for cooling, ventilation, lightning and other auxiliaries. This is over three times better than the global average.

   We don’t use conventional HVAC systems because they are not clean and efficient enough. Instead we use water cooling systems that are not only better at efficiency but has also reduced the risk of cooling failures for our equipment in times.

   Powered by “80 Plus” certified power supplies and UPS devices we provide a solid ground for your computing needs in a cooler and smarter manner.

   Improving cooling and power supply, and reducing risk of failures we’ve easily achieved over 99.9% uptime of green running cloud servers.


   We build a next generation of infrastructure services for a better performance, high scalability, reliability and last but not least better environment.


   And you can now join it too.

   Grow your ideas smart, on a solid ground!