For some time I am developing an application in Nodejs. And I asked where in the Linux file system on a server was the best place to leave it running. Since PHP5 and Apache2 is in /var/www , and tomcat has its own system.

I wonder where is the best place?

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It doesn't really matter where you put your Node.js but more how you set up this place. The right permissions are most important.

Possible locations (from a logical point of view) are:

  • I guess it must be permissions only for root and run?
    – AlejoNext
    Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 0:24
  • It is more secure to run node.js not as root (if possibe) and let the directories have the owner of the server user Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 0:32

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