Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users much more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional systems which process the info in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, if a user has to fill a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field the second it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it indeed does make a difference when a huge number of people are visiting a website all at once. Several instances of websites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that support quick live interaction.

Node.js in Hosting

If you host a web application on our innovative cloud hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to reboot each instance separately, if necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans support Node.js, so if you wish to host any real-time app on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to use the power that Node.js can offer you with only several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so if you want to use Node.js for multiple sites, you will be able to choose the number of available instances, one instance being one app. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI, you’ll have to insert the path to the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. Our platform will assign a randomly generated port number to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also allow you to check the output of any of your apps or to remove/reboot each instance separately.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js comes with all Hepsia Control Panel-equipped VPS servers that we are offering and you can configure it without the need to deal with any difficulty, even if you haven’t used it beforehand, as Hepsia offers an easy to work with, point-and-click interface, which will allow you to do anything without any efforts. The platform can be used for as many Internet apps as you wish, so you can make the most of your websites by combining the power of our VPS servers with the performance that Node.js provides. You will have to add the location of the .js file within your VPS account and to select whether it will use a dedicated IP address or your VPS server’s shared one and you will be all set. Accessing the file will be possible using a port number that our system will set randomly when you add a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over all Node.js instances and, with just one click of the mouse, you will be able to start, to stop or to restart them, as well as to see the output of each app that uses the Node.js platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a pretty intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you haven’t worked with the Node.js platform before, you can take advantage of its full potential in just a few easy steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to insert the location of the given .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address that they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will designate a random port number that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can activate and run simultaneously and you’ll have full command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.