Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable apps that require live interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably improve the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides tiny bits of info. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, the moment any info is entered in any of the fields, it is forwarded to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there’re many users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, real-time browser video games or web-based chat portals, for example, and plenty of companies, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web app that you have, regardless of which cloud web hosting plan you have picked at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you will be able to define the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to discontinue it in case you no longer need it. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with only a mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is offered with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can get it with only a couple of mouse clicks. If you’d like to use it for several sites, you can create more instances through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The setup is as simple as choosing the location of your .js file and selecting whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared ones, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with such software. Our system will also assign a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the given application. Hepsia has an intuitive interface that will permit you to reboot and to stop any of your running instances, to get new ones or to check your applications’ output with just a click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can use the platform for each web app that you run on the VPS. Since we have not imposed a restriction on how many Node.js instances you can get, you can make use of the power of our servers and mix it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use, point ‘n’ click graphical interface, so even if you are not tech-savvy, you will not encounter any obstacles while using the platform. You will simply need to enter the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What’s more, our system will also assign a port to access this file and you’ll be able to find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to check your applications’ output and to deactivate or to restart any Node.js instance running on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-based applications at no extra cost in case you obtain any of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through an easy-to-work-with interface, which will allow you to start/deactivate/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the app which uses it with only one click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to make use of the platform, as all you’ll have to do to activate it is indicate the directory path to the .js file and pick the IP that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared one. A random port will be designated automatically too and you’ll see the benefits of using Node.js momentarily. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your apps and to enjoy the best possible performance.