How to install your server on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to setup your own server on Ubuntu 14.04 machine installed on Amazon AWS. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be installing this on the t2.micro instance type which somes with 1 vCPU and 1GB memory with EBS only storage. If you plan to go LIVE for multiple people to access this, you might be looking at having a dedicated server.

You can also simply click one of the buttons below to easily deploy this to Bluemix or Heroku:

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– If you have not installed Ubuntu 14.04 on AWS, follow this steps on how to install Ubuntu 13.10 on AWS and just simply select Ubuntu 14.04 as the OS.

– Log into your new Ubuntu machine > Run following commands to install latest NodeJS via PPA repos:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nodejs

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– Next clone a fresh copy of the repository

sudo apt-get install git

git clone

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– Navigate into the directory you just cloned the repository into


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– Install gulp

sudo npm install -g gulp

– Install nodejs-legacy

sudo apt-get install nodejs-legacy

– Install the application dependencies

sudo npm install

– Run the server

gulp run

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– Access your as follows:


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You need to allow port 3000 inbound to the server

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– From console, you can see when users are connected

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– To change the port from 3000, open file “config.json”

– To change app name and description, open files “app.json” & “package.json”

If I have missed anything else, please feel free to comment…

So make this your own, give it a viral name 🙂 , and invite your friends to start playing. Invite any many friends as your server can take
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