Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web applications that require real-time communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably improve the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies tiny bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills in a registration form, the second any info is entered in any of the boxes, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled much faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change if the site grows bigger and there are plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time web browser-based games or live chat portals, for example, and plenty of corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the shared web hosting package that you are using. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can write the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also set a port number for the connection. You will be able to disable or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full capacity of Node.js with any web app that you host on our cloud hosting platform, as it’s included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we’re offering. You can indicate the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you will need to do after that will be to insert the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to pick the IP address that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP if you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our platform will also set a random port. With the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you are able to see a given app’s output or to start/reboot/deactivate any of the instances that you have activated.

Node.js in VPS Web Hosting

All Linux VPS web hosting that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can take full advantage of the event-driven platform for any script-powered app that you run on the VPS. As we haven’t put a limit as to the amount of instances that you can add, you can make the most of the power of our servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point-and-click graphical interface, so even if you aren’t technically experienced, you will not encounter any obstacles while working with the platform. You will just have to indicate the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. Furthermore, our system will also allocate a port number to access the file and you will be able to find it in the corresponding section in the Control Panel. With only one click of the mouse, you can check your applications’ output and to deactivate or to reboot any instance hosted on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers hosting on which our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly intuitive and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to take advantage of its full potential in just a few simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to enter the location of the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), while our system will allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the files in question. There isn’t any restriction as to the total amount of instances that you can create and use simultaneously and you’ll exert total control over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to order new ones or to stop/reboot existing ones, to review the output log for each app, etc.