Install Express Application: This tutorial will help you to create a basic structure of Express js. If you are going to develop web applications using express js, you should create a basic structure of express. So that you can easily develop your web application. Even you will get a basic demo of routing, static files & views folder. On the basis of these demos, you will be able to create other folders, files & coding script according to your project requirement.
Express Generator Tool
Express Generator Tool provides an environment to quickly create a basic structure of express. You can read more about it through the official website expressjs.com
Before installing the express app, Node.js & NPM must be already installed on your computer or laptop.
How to Install Express Application
Before Installing Express Application, Configure the following points –
- First of all, Make Sure that Node.js was already installed on your computer/laptop
- Create a Project Folder like
myprojectin D drive. You can create it in another drive
1. Install Express Generator
First of all, open the command terminator and go to
myproject folder directory using the command –
D:\> cd myproject
After that, Install the Express generator using the following command line
D:\myproject> npm install -g express-generator
2. Install Express Application
Run the following command to install the express application.
npx express --view=ejs nodeapp
In the above command,
ejs is a template engine of the express and
nodeapp is the root folder of the created express.
After running the above command, you will get the following instructions of the
3. Install Dependencies
Go to the created root folder
myapp by running the following command
PS D:\myproject>cd nodeapp
Install dependencies using the following command
PS D:\myproject>nodeapp >npm install
5. Know about Express Application Structure
After configuring the above steps, you will get the following folder structure of Express Application. So, Before start coding with it, you should know about its necessary files –
4. Run Express Application
First, run the following command to start Node.js Server
After getting started the server, Run your Express App by entering the following
Port in your browser.
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