Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it surely does make a difference if a large number of users are browsing a site at the same time. A couple of instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dining booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. sites that need quick real-time interaction.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a web application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to your account. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances that you wish to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if that file will be accessible through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You will be able to stop or to restart each instance separately, in case it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered web application running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can enable it with only several clicks. If you would like to use it for several sites, you can get more instances from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as simple as adding the location of your .js file and selecting if Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also select a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the given app. Hepsia has a user-friendly GUI that will permit you to restart and to discontinue any of your running instances, to add new ones or to view your applications’ output with just a click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can use this platform for any script-based software app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not put a limitation as to the amount of instances that you can create, you can use the power of our Virtual Private Servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use, point & click graphical interface, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you will not have any difficulties while working with the Node.js platform. You’ll only have to indicate the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. In addition, our system will also allocate a port number to access this file and you’ll be able to find it in the respective Control Panel section. With only a click, you’ll be able to view the output of your applications and to delete or to reboot any instance hosted on the VPS server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based applications at no additional fee if you order one of our dedicated servers and select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel via a simple-to-use interface, which will enable you to start/terminate/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the application which uses it with only one click. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform, as all you need to do to set it up is include the path to the .js file and select the IP that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated IP. A randomly generated port will be designated automatically too and you will notice the upsides of running Node.js instantaneously. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full capacity of your applications and to get the best possible performance.