Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users more effectively than any other platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms that process the information in large chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For example, if a user needs to fill out several fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field as soon as it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it truly does make a difference if an immense number of individuals are navigating a website at the same time. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that offer quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Web Hosting

If you host an Internet application on our innovative cloud platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the web hosting plan that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to the account. You can select how many instances 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 include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if that file will be reachable through the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to restart each instance separately, if necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform is available with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can enable it with only a couple of mouse clicks. In case you’d like to use it for multiple sites, you can enable more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The configuration is as easy as inserting the path to your .js file and choosing if Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can take full advantage of Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also set a random port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use graphical interface that will allow you to reboot and to shut down any of your active instances, to activate new ones or to see your apps’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly simple and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you have not used the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to unveil its full potential in just a couple of simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will need to enter the path to the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick 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 constraint on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and use at the same time and you’ll exert complete command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to cancel/reboot existing ones, to see the output log for each application, etcetera.