Node.Js Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on October 25, 2023

Node.js is an open-source programming language or a programming environment, that is used to build high-scale applications that need to handle multiple requests simultaneously. It is also cross-platform, which means it can be used to create applications for multiple platforms without having to create them separately.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

Node.js 21
9 months and 1 day ago
(17 October 2023)
Ended 3 months and 2 weeks ago
(1 April 2024)
Ended 1 month and 2 weeks ago
(1 June 2024)
Node.js 20 (LTS)
1 year and 3 months ago
(18 April 2023)
Ends in 3 months and 3 days
(22 October 2024)
Ends in 1 year and 9 months
(30 April 2026)
Node.js 19
1 year and 9 months ago
(18 October 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(1 April 2023)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(1 June 2023)
Node.js 18 (LTS)
2 years and 2 months ago
(19 April 2022)
Ended 9 months ago
(18 October 2023)
Ends in 9 months and 1 week
(30 April 2025)
Node.js 17
2 years and 8 months ago
(19 October 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(1 April 2022)
Ended 2 years and 1 month ago
(1 June 2022)
Node.js 16 (LTS)
3 years and 2 months ago
(20 April 2021)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(18 October 2022)
Ended 10 months and 1 week ago
(11 September 2023)
Node.js 15
3 years and 8 months ago
(20 October 2020)
Ended 3 years and 3 months ago
(1 April 2021)
Ended 3 years and 1 month ago
(1 June 2021)
Node.js 14 (LTS)
4 years and 2 months ago
(21 April 2020)
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(19 October 2021)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(30 April 2023)
Node.js 13
4 years and 8 months ago
(22 October 2019)
Ended 4 years and 3 months ago
(1 April 2020)
Ended 4 years and 1 month ago
(1 June 2020)
Node.js 12 (LTS)
5 years and 2 months ago
(23 April 2019)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(20 October 2020)
Ended 2 years and 2 months ago
(30 April 2022)
Node.js 11
5 years and 8 months ago
(23 October 2018)
Ended 5 years and 3 months ago
(1 April 2019)
Ended 5 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2019)
Node.js 10 (LTS)
6 years and 2 months ago
(24 April 2018)
Ended 4 years and 1 month ago
(19 May 2020)
Ended 3 years and 2 months ago
(30 April 2021)
Node.js 9
6 years and 8 months ago
(31 October 2017)
Ended 6 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2018)
Ended 6 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2018)
Node.js 8 (LTS)
7 years and 1 month ago
(30 May 2017)
Ended 5 years and 6 months ago
(1 January 2019)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(31 December 2019)
Node.js 7
7 years and 8 months ago
(25 October 2016)
Ended 7 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2017)
Ended 7 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2017)
Node.js 6 (LTS)
8 years and 2 months ago
(26 April 2016)
Ended 6 years and 2 months ago
(30 April 2018)
Ended 5 years and 2 months ago
(30 April 2019)
Node.js 5
8 years and 8 months ago
(30 October 2015)
Ended 8 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2016)
Ended 8 years and 2 weeks ago
(30 June 2016)
Node.js 4 (LTS)
8 years and 10 months ago
(9 September 2015)
Ended 7 years and 3 months ago
(1 April 2017)
Ended 6 years and 2 months ago
(30 April 2018)

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that is built on Chrome’s v8 JavaScript engine. It is capable of executing the JavaScript code outside of the browser.

Node.js received 2 major updates each year, one is for the regular version and the other is for the Long Term Support (LTS) version. All even-numbered releases are LTS versions, and all the odd-numbered versions are regular releases.

The odd-numbered versions are only supported for 6 months. After the 6 month period, the even-numbered releases are published, which are the LTS versions. Thus, the LTS versions are recommended for general use. However, the 6 month support period for the odd-numbered releases allows the library authors to add support for them.

The LTS versions of Node.js are supported for 1.5 years and then continue to receive security updates for another 1.5 years.

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