What is MEAN on Ubuntu?

  • Posted on December 20, 2013
  • ryannuttAsked by ryannutt

One of the applications listed is MEAN on Ubuntu. What is MEAN? It’s something I’ve not heard of and it’s tough to find anything on Google since mean is such a common word.


Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

It’s an application stack based on NodeJS and MongoDB. You can read more about it here: <a href=“”></a>.

THIS is MEAN! It is a replacement for your LAMP Stack ;)

MEAN is a quick start boilerplate for creating apps based on MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS. DigitalOcean’s MEAN One-Click Application pre-installs the Mean.js implementation of the stack.

To start the sample project, run:

cd /opt/mean

It will now be available at http://your.ip.address:3000

You will have a MongoDB instance available for use at

Check out the docs at Mean.js for more information.