Node.js Built-in Modules

Node.js has a set of built-in modules which you can use without any further installation.

Here is a list of the built-in modules of Node.js version 6.10.3:

Module Descritpion
assertProvides a set of assertion tests
bufferTo handle binary data
child_processTo run a child process
clusterTo split a single Node process into multiple processes
cryptoTo handle OpenSSL cryptographic functions
dgramProvides implementation of UDP datagram sockets
dnsTo do DNS lookups and name resolution functions
domainDeprecated. To handle unhandled errors
eventsTo handle events
fsTo handle the file system
httpTo make Node.js act as an HTTP server
httpsTo make Node.js act as an HTTPS server.
netTo create servers and clients
osProvides information about the operation system
pathTo handle file paths
punycodeDeprecated. A character encoding scheme
querystringTo handle URL query strings
readlineTo handle readable streams one line at the time
streamTo handle streaming data
string_decoderTo decode buffer objects into strings
timersTo execute a function after a given number of milliseconds
tlsTo implement TLS and SSL protocols
ttyProvides classes used by a text terminal
urlTo parse URL strings
utilTo access utility functions
vmTo compile JavaScript code in a virtual machine
zlibTo compress or decompress files