How To Install Node On Mac

Node.js is a powerful tool used to create server-side applications. It uses JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages of the web, which means you can use the same language for both server-side and client-side scripts. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to install Node.js on a Mac.


Before we start, make sure to have Homebrew installed on your Mac. Homebrew is a package manager for macOS that simplifies the installation of software. If you don’t have it installed, you can install it by pasting the following command in your terminal:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Once Homebrew is installed, you can proceed with the installation of Node.js.

Installing Node.js

Follow these simple steps to install Node.js on your Mac:

  1. Open your terminal: You can either search for it using Spotlight (Command + Space) or find it in the Utilities folder within your Applications.
  2. Once the terminal is open, type in the following command:
    brew install node. This command tells Homebrew to download and install Node.js on your computer.

Here is what the command looks like:

brew install node

Wait for Homebrew to download and install Node.js. This might take a few moments, depending on your internet speed.


After installation, you can verify the installation of Node.js and npm (the package manager for Node.js) by checking their versions. Type the following commands in the terminal:

node -v
npm -v

The terminal should display the versions of Node.js and npm installed on your computer. Congratulations, you have successfully installed Node.js on your Mac!


In this guide, we walked you through the steps of installing Node.js on a Mac using Homebrew. Now you can start building your server-side applications using JavaScript. Happy coding!