Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require real-time interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously enhance the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies tiny amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a signup form, the moment any info is entered in one of the fields, it is forwarded to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant hunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change when the site expands and there’re a lot of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time browser video games or instant messaging systems, for instance, and a lot of companies, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

When you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can select the number of instances that you want to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible via the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to restart each instance independently, in case it is needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full potential of Node.js with any application that you host on our cloud platform, since it’s available with each and every plan offered by our company. You can add the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, through the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’ll have do after that will be to include the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to choose the IP address that will be used to access this file. You can select a dedicated IP if you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also specify a randomly generated port. Using the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you can see a given app’s output or to start/reboot/remove any of the instances that you’ve activated.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is included as standard with each VPS server that comes with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and imposes no constraints regarding the number of sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans a perfect solution for running numerous real-time script-based web apps and for taking full advantage of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for people without any prior experience, so if you would like to activate Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than a few mouse clicks to do it. You will simply need to insert the location of the .js file in question and to select whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our platform will also allocate a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time apps. Hepsia will permit you to check the apps’ output and to reboot or to stop any of your instances using fast-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-driven web apps at no extra cost if you get any of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section via a simple-to-use GUI, which will enable you to start/delete/restart any instance or to see the output of the app which uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to use the Node.js platform, since all you will need to do to set it up is enter the path to the .js file and select the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port will be designated automatically too and you will see the benefits of using Node.js instantly. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full capacity of your applications and to enjoy the best achievable performance.