Node.js is an event-driven platform built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers small bits of info. For example, if a new user fills a subscription form, the second any info 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 has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled much faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant hunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change when the website expands and there’re many individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking websites, real-time browser-based video games or live chat apps, for example, and many corporations, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Website Hosting

When you host a web application on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the website hosting package that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you’d 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 web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to restart each instance separately, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform has, due to the fact that it is comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server management tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. If you would like to use Node.js for multiple web applications, you can pick the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this service to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you will have to insert the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the path to the given app should go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you order can be restarted or removed independently and you can see the output of your apps with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is offered as standard with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and involves no constraints when it comes to the number of websites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our VPS packages an excellent solution for administering numerous real-time script-driven web apps and for getting the most out of each of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for people without any prior experience, so if you want to set up Node.js for any app, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to make this. You’ll simply need to indicate the location of the given .js file and to choose if Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our platform will also choose a specific port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time apps. Hepsia will permit you to check the apps’ output and to restart or to shut down any of your instances using fast-access buttons.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly simple and easy-to-navigate interface, so even if you’ve never worked with the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to uncover its true potential in only a couple of easy steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to include the directory path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP address which they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will choose a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no constraint as to the total amount of instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you’ll have full control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to delete/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, and so on.