Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms which handle the information in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, when a user has to fill in several fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when a huge number of people are visiting a site at the same time. A couple of instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words websites that support quick live communication.

Node.js in Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which hosting package you’ve picked at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to select the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to specify the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to remove it if you don’t want it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Node.js, so in case you wish to run any real-time application on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can use the power that the system can give you with only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you wish to use Node.js for multiple websites, you will be able to choose the number of available instances, one instance being one app. Through Hepsia’s user-friendly interface, you will need to add the path to 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 randomly generated port to access your app and you will see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also enable you to view the output of any of your apps or to deactivate/reboot each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js comes with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-managed VPS servers that we’re offering and you can activate it without experiencing any difficulty, even if you have not used it before, because the Hepsia Control Panel has an easy-to-navigate, point-and-click GUI, which will permit you to do anything without effort. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-driven software applications as you want, so you can make the most of your websites by combining the power of our Virtual Private Servers with the performance that Node.js provides. You will need to define the location of the .js file in your VPS account and to select whether it will use a dedicated IP or your VPS server’s shared one and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port number that our system will assign randomly when you activate a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will give you full control over all instances and, with just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to restart them, as well as to see the output of each application that uses the platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated servers on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly intuitive and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you’ll be able to unleash its full potential in just a few simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to specify the path to the given .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no limitation on the total amount of instances that you can activate and use simultaneously and you will exert complete control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to cancel/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.