Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web apps that need real-time communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can substantially enhance the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies small bits of information. For example, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, the second any info is entered in one of the boxes, it’s forwarded to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is processed much faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the Internet site expands and there are a lot of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, interactive browser video games or instant messaging clients, for instance, and a lot of corporations, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Website Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account regardless of the website hosting plan that you are using. You can make this 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 couple of minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to choose how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable via the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated one. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to restart each instance independently, in case it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so if you would like to host any real-time application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to make full use of the power that the system can offer you with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you’d like to use Node.js for different Internet sites, you will be able to choose the number of running instances, one instance being one application. Through Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI, you will have to insert the path to the .js file for each instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Our platform will assign a randomly generated port to access your app and you’ll find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to see the output of any of your applications or to cancel/restart each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can take advantage of this event-driven platform for each web-based app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we haven’t put any restriction on the number of Node.js instances that you can activate, you can use the power of our Virtual Private Servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The setup is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate, point & click graphical interface, so even if you are not technically experienced, you will not come across any difficulties while working with the Node.js platform. You’ll only need to include the folder path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. What’s more, our system will also specify a port to access the file and you’ll be able to find it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With just one click, you can check the output of your applications and to shut down or to restart any Node.js instance hosted on the Virtual Private Server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated servers on which our custom Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very simple and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you have not worked with the Node.js platform before, you can uncover its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to include the directory path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will allocate a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There’s no constraint on the total number of instances that you can enable and use at the same time and you will exert total control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to get new ones or to cancel/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.