Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems which process the information in giant chunks, it handles everything in small bits. As an illustration, if a user has to fill in several fields on a site, Node.js handles the information in the first field as soon as it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are browsing a site at once. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that support quick live communication.

Node.js in Hosting

As Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which hosting package you’ve chosen during the registration process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you’d like to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to insert the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to get access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to shut it down if you do not require it anymore. You will also receive access to the output code with only one mouse click.

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 event-driven platform has, because it’s available with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that’s included with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for different 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 add 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 Hepsia 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 have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or discontinued separately and you can view your apps’ output with only a couple of clicks.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can activate Node.js with each of the VPS servers that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its very own section where you can configure it with a couple of clicks of the mouse even if you do not have any experience with a similar software platform, since Hepsia is exceptionally intuitive and simple to navigate. All it takes to add a new Node.js instance is to add the directory path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated IP or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP. A randomly generated access port number will be selected automatically too. There won’t be any limit on how many websites can use Node.js at the same time, so you can use our Virtual Private Servers for multiple sites and enjoy a splendid performance. Quick-access controls in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Node.js section will enable you to start, to stop or to restart any Node.js instance independently and to check their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated servers on which our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you have never worked with Node.js before, you will be able to take advantage of its full potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will have to define the directory path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no limit as to the total amount of instances that you can set up and use at the same time and you’ll exert full command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to stop/reboot existing ones, to see the output log for each application, etcetera.