If you need Node.js available within your existing website, which is based on another type, you can enable Node.js by setting nvm to true within the Custom JSON Website Level Configuration:

  "nvm": true


Use only to enable Node.js within another website type for actions like gulp. To run your own Node.js based website, use the Node.js type.

By default, the latest Node.js LTS version will be installed, however you can also install and select any other version:

$ nvm ls-remote
$ nvm install <version>
$ nvm alias default <version>


See the nvm readme for details.