I want to use Grunt on websites we have hosted on our WHM dedicated server.
It is running CENTOS 5.10 x86_64 standard with WHM 11.42.1 (build 21).
It is critical that things do not break, as we have over 20 domains running websites on this single server.
I tried to build Node.js from source but it requires Python 2.6+, and we only have Python 2.4 installed. I read somewhere about installing Python 2.6 alongside 2.4 with alternative install but I don't know how to do this.
I found this question that has a shell script that installs it for you, and Node.js did install, however it created a symlink in the folder I ran it from (bad) and also did not install npm for me.
I am quite savvy but not an expert in Linux, especially CentOS, and cannot fathom how to get Node.js and npm to work on CentOS 5.10.