1. Language Support
  2. Node

Hop uses Nixpacks for automatic Node deployments. You can write a custom Dockerfile if you don’t want to use Nixpacks.

Node.js is detected when you have a package.json file in your project. All dependencies found in packages.json are installed with either NPM, Yarn, PNPM, or Bun (depending on the lockfile detected).

Start Command

You can specify a custom start command in your package.json file, for example:

package.json
{
	"scripts": {
		"start": "node index.js"
	}
}

If not specified, then the start command will be inferred based on the environment. Read more on the Nixpacks documentation.

Versions

Hop supports the following Node.js versions out of the box:

  • 18
  • 16 (default)
  • 14

Specifying a version

The version can be overridden by:

  • Setting the NIXPACKS_NODE_VERSION environment variable, or
  • Specifying the engines.node field in package.json