Node.js is an event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web apps that need live communication between a web server and the online users and can substantially improve the performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies small bits of information. For example, if a new user fills out a registration form, as soon as any information is inserted in one of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one sizeable chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there are lots of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, interactive browser-based video games or online chat portals, for instance, and many companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud web hosting package you’ve picked upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to insert the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to access that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to stop it in case you don’t want it any longer. You’ll also receive access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Node.js, so if you wish to run any real-time app on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can make use of the power that Node.js can offer you with just several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so in case you’d like to use Node.js for different web sites, you will be able to choose the amount of running instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface, you will need to indicate the location of the .js file for each instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our platform will set a random port number to access your app and you’ll see 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/restart each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can use this event-driven platform for any software app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not put any limit on the number of Node.js instances that you can add, you can make full use of the power of our Virtual Private Servers and mix it with the full capacity of Node.js. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you won’t experience any impediments while using the Node.js platform. You will just have to insert the directory path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. In addition, our system will also select a port number to access this file and you will be able to find it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With only one click, you will be able to view your applications’ output and to discontinue or to restart any instance hosted on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all Linux dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a rather simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you have never used Node.js before, you can take advantage of its full potential in just a couple of easy steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll need to insert the folder path to the particular .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will specify a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can set up and use at the same time and you’ll have complete command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to deactivate/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each application, etcetera.