the Redhat linux distribution does not have apt-get, yum installed. my username is not even in sudoers list. Could it be because its a shared linux server?
Sounds like your account is not a sudoer.
Best way is to call GoDaddy Support Hotline, so they can assist you well.
GoDaddy shared hosting doesn't allow root access, or sudo. Installing packages is beyond what you have permission to do. You'll have to find a method that doesn't require sudo.
I found these instructions, although they're untested by me so I can't vouch that they're exactly what you're looking for. https://ferugi.com/blog/nodejs-on-godaddy-shared-cpanel/
seemed like a solid guide at first but running curl gives the following err:
Failed to clone nvm repo. Please report this!
I suppose it was too good to be true.
This worked like a charm for me, still have to configure the environment a bit more but seems to be working well.
I've got nodeJS up and running but I'm not sure how to respond to a get request. Have you managed to get NodeJS to serve up content at all ?