Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of Internet users much more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike conventional systems that handle the info in massive hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, when a user has to fill several fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it surely does make a difference if a large number of people are browsing a website at once. A few instances of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that need fast live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared web hosting package that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to delete or to reboot each instance independently, in case it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so if you would like to run any real-time application on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to take advantage of the power that Node.js can give you with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for different sites, you will be able to pick the number of available instances, one instance being one application. Through Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI, you’ll need to indicate the location of the .js file for every instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will allocate a randomly generated port to access your application and you will find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to see the output of each of your applications or to delete/reboot each instance separately.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-managed VPS servers that we offer and you can activate it without the need to deal with any difficulty, even if you’ve never worked with it beforehand, as Hepsia has an easy to work with, point-and-click interface, which will allow you to do anything without efforts. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-driven web apps as you like, so you can make the most of your sites by mixing the power of our servers with the performance that Node.js offers. You’ll have to specify the path to the .js file in your VPS account and to select whether it will use a dedicated IP address or your VPS server’s shared IP and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port that our system will assign randomly when you set up a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will give you complete control over all instances and, with just one click of the mouse, you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot them, as well as to see the output of each application that uses the platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated servers on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has an amazingly simple and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you can unveil its full potential in just a few simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to define the location of the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will specify a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There’s no limitation on the total amount of instances that you can enable and run simultaneously and you’ll have full command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to order new ones or to terminate/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each application, and many others.