How to Install Express: 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.
You can learn to install Node.js with NPM through the following URL
How to Install Express Application
- First of all, Create an Express Project Folder like
- Go to
myprojectfolder directory using command and run globally the following command to get permission for installing the Basic structure of express.
npm install -g express-generator
- Run the following command to create a basic folder structure of the express application.
npx express --view=ejs myapp
In the above command,
ejs is a template engine of the express and
myapp is the root folder of the created express app by the above command.
After running the above command, you will get the following instructions of the
- Go to the created root folder
myappby running the following command
- Run the following command to install NPM Packages &
- 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.
Dear Developer, I hope you have learned how to install the express application using the express-generator. Now, you can easily develop project using express. So, continue to visit my website, I will share more Node.js & express.js tutorials for you.
If you have any questions & suggestions related to this article or web technology coding field, You should ask me through the below comment box.
Thanks for reading this tutorial…