NodeJs package version
Node.js (v7.+) version of the pack is easier to install and controll. It is available in two different packs, with databse or without and its up to you which one you choose (the instructions to for configuration are in the packs).
The appache version and the instructions are built for XAMPP mainly, but for others distributions it needs only small changes or none if you are familiar with your choice (the instructions to for configuration are in the packs).
Download modules from your website to make insight changes like improving or adding functions that you need to behave differently. Some modules have dependencies some are standalone, but it's all up to your website to see what you need.