Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that need live communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can considerably speed up the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers tiny bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills a signup form, the moment any info is entered in any of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the other boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one massive chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change when the Internet site expands and there are numerous individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking portals, real-time browser-based games or web-based chat platforms, for instance, and plenty of corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Hosting

When you host a web application on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if that file will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also designate a port number for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to reboot each instance separately, in case it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Node.js, so in case you would like to host any real-time application on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to take full advantage of the power that Node.js can offer you with only several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for multiple websites, you will be able to choose the amount of available instances, one instance being one application. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI, you’ll need to indicate the path to the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will allocate a random port number to access your application and you will find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to see the output of each of your applications or to deactivate/reboot each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of the event-driven platform for any script-driven app that you run on the VPS. As we haven’t put any limit as to the number of Node.js instances that you can make use of, you can make the most of the power of our Virtual Private Servers and combine it with the full potential of Node.js. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate, point & click GUI, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you will not come across any difficulties while working with the Node.js platform. You will only have to insert the directory path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. Furthermore, our system will also specify a port number to access this file and you’ll be able to find it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With only one mouse click, you can see the output of your applications and to delete or to reboot any instance hosted on the VPS server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-powered web apps at no extra charge if you order one of our Linux dedicated servers and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via an easy-to-navigate interface, which will enable you to start/discontinue/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the app which uses it with only a click. Even if you’re not very experienced, you’ll be able to use the Node.js platform, as all you will have to do to activate it is specify the location of the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared one. A randomly generated port number will be assigned automatically too and you’ll see the advantages of using Node.js instantly. By mixing Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to make use of the full potential of your applications and to get the best conceivable performance.