Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable applications that require live interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously speed up the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly provides small amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills a subscription form, as soon as any information is entered in one of the fields, it’s sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one large chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the Internet site grows bigger and there are a lot of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time browser-based games or online chat clients, for example, and many corporations, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

If you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you’d like 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 define the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to restart each instance independently, if it’s necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can enable it with just several clicks. In case you want to use it for multiple websites, you can add more instances via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as easy as inserting the folder path to your .js file and choosing if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make use of Node.js even if you have no previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also set a random port that will be used to access the .js file for the specific app. Hepsia has an easy to work with GUI that will permit you to reboot and to remove any of your existing instances, to create new ones or to view the output of your apps with just one single click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can use this event-driven platform for each script-based software application that you host on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t put any limitation on the amount of Node.js instances that you can add, you can take full advantage of the power of our Virtual Private Servers and mix it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive, point & click GUI, so even if you aren’t technically experienced, you won’t need to deal with any impediments while working with the Node.js platform. You will only need to enter the directory path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. In addition, our system will also select a port number to access the file and you’ll be able to see it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With only one mouse click, you can see the output of your apps and to discontinue or to restart any instance running on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to use any of our dedicated servers for your script-based web apps and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no extra fee, since this platform is included in our custom-developed Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are extremely powerful, you’ll get stunning performance even if you make use of plenty of Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration requires several clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s graphical user interface will make it really easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you’ve got little or no previous experience. Specifying the .js file path and selecting a shared or a dedicated IP address will be everything that you’ll need to do yourself and as soon as our system has designated a port to access this file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve created can be restarted or stopped independently and you’ll acquire access to an exhaustive output log for each of the apps that use the Node.js platform.