Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of Internet users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike traditional platforms that process the information in massive hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For instance, if a user has to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field as soon as it is entered, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it absolutely does make a difference if an enormous number of users are browsing a site at the very same time. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. websites that need quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account regardless of the website hosting plan that you use. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You can select how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible via the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is offered with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can set it up with just a few clicks of the mouse. If you would like to use it for multiple sites, you can create more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as simple as entering the path to your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared ones, so you can take full advantage of Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with similar software. Our system will also choose a random port which will be used to access the .js file for the given application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use interface that will allow you to reboot and to remove any of your active instances, to get new ones or to view the output of your apps with just one single click.

Node.js in VPS

Node.js is available with all Hepsia Control Panel-managed Linux VPS packages that we’re offering and you can set it up without any complications, even if you have not worked with it beforehand, since Hepsia has an intuitive, point-and-click GUI, which will permit you to do anything with no effort. The platform can be used for as many script-powered software apps as you need, so you can get the most out of your websites by combining the power of our VPSs with the performance that Node.js provides. You have to indicate the path to the .js file in your VPS account and to choose whether it will use a dedicated IP or your VPS’s shared one and you will be all set. Accessing the file will be possible using a port number that our system will set randomly when you activate a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over all instances and, with just a click, you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to restart them, as well as to check the output of each app that uses the Node.js platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a rather simple and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you have not worked with Node.js before, you will be able to take advantage of its full potential in just a few simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you will have to include the path to the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will specify a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no restriction as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you’ll have full command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to order new ones or to terminate/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each app, etcetera.