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16 6 months ago
(20 Apr 2021)
Ends in 12 months
(18 Oct 2022)
Ends in 2 years and 6 months
(30 Apr 2024)
15 12 months ago
(20 Oct 2020)
Ended 6 months and 2 weeks ago
(01 Apr 2021)
Ended 4 months and 2 weeks ago
(01 Jun 2021)
14 (LTS) 1 year and 6 months ago
(21 Apr 2020)
Ends tomorrow
(19 Oct 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 6 months
(30 Apr 2023)
12 (LTS) 2 years and 5 months ago
(23 Apr 2019)
Ended 12 months ago
(20 Oct 2020)
Ends in 6 months
(30 Apr 2022)
10 (LTS) 3 years and 5 months ago
(24 Apr 2018)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(19 May 2020)
Ended 5 months and 3 weeks ago
(30 Apr 2021)

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser.

Major Node.js versions enter Current release status for six months, which gives library authors time to add support for them. After six months, odd-numbered releases (9, 11, etc.) become unsupported, and even-numbered releases (10, 12, etc.) move to Active LTS status and are ready for general use. LTS release status is “long-term support”, which typically guarantees that critical bugs will be fixed for a total of 30 months. Production applications should only use Active LTS or Maintenance LTS releases.

If a even-numbered release above is not marked as LTS, then it has not entered “Active LTS” and is not recommended for Production use.

The Active LTS start date is used as the release date for the table.

More information is available on the Node.js website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
node --version

You can submit an improvement to this page by visiting GitHub. You will need to fork the website and submit a Pull Request. A JSON version of this page is available at /api/nodejs.json. See the API Documentation for more.