If you're experiencing issues while using a version of node which is unsupported or unstable (odd numbered versions e.g. 0.7.x, 0.9.x, 0.11.x), it's very possible your issue will be fixed by simply using the LTS version of node.

See what version of node you're running:

node -v

Updating node on Linux

For some Linux distributions (Debian/Ubuntu and RedHat/CentOS), the latest node version provided by the distribution may lag behind the stable version. Here are instructions from NodeSource on getting the latest node.

Updating node on Windows

Install the latest msi from https://nodejs.org/en/download

Updating node on OSX

Install the latest package from https://nodejs.org/en/download

or if you are using homebrew

brew install node

An easy way to stay up-to-date

Node.js has lots of versions, and its development is very active. As a good practice to manage the various versions, we recommend that you use a version manager for your Node.js installation. There are many great options, here are a few: