Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable applications that require live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can significantly speed up the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers little bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a registration form, once any info is entered in any of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In comparison, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one giant chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change if the Internet site grows bigger and there are many persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive web browser-based video games or live chat systems, for example, and a lot of companies, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host a web application on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the web hosting plan that you use. 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 the account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you’d like to add to the 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 write the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if that file will be accessible via the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also set a port number for the connection. You will be able to switch off or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, due to the fact that it is comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes bundled with each semi-dedicated server. If you would like to use Node.js for different web apps, you can pick the number of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you’ll have to insert the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done 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 specific application should go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you run can be restarted or removed independently and you can view the output of your applications with just several mouse clicks.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is offered as standard with each and every VPS server that comes with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and involves no constraints when it comes to the number of Internet sites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans a perfect choice for administering numerous real-time Internet applications and for making the most of each of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for persons without any previous experience, so if you’d like to activate Node.js for any application, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to make this. You’ll simply need to add the location of the .js file in question and to choose whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our platform will also specify a particular port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and will be able to use the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to view the applications’ output and to reboot or to remove any of your instances using quick-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a very intuitive and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you’ve never worked with Node.js before, you can unveil its true potential in only a few easy steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to include the path to the specific .js files that will use Node.js and to select the IP that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will allocate a random port that will be used to access these files. There’s no restriction as to the total number of instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you’ll exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to set up new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to see the output log for each application, and many others.