Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional platforms which handle the info in giant hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, if a user needs to fill a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In contrast, traditional systems 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 undoubtedly does make a difference when an immense number of individuals are visiting a site at the same time. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that need quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Web Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which web hosting package you have selected during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you can specify the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to select the IP to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to remove it if you don’t need it any longer. You will also be provided with access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, because it is comes with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you can add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that is included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to employ Node.js for different web apps, you can pick the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you’ll have to enter the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the access path to the particular application will go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you add can be rebooted or shut down independently and you can see the output of your applications with only several clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can take advantage of the event-driven platform for any script-driven web app that you run on the VPS. As we have not imposed any limitation on the number of instances that you can make use of, you can make use of the power of our servers and combine it with the full potential of Node.js. The setup is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive, point & click GUI, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you will not experience any difficulties while using the Node.js platform. You will only have to include the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What’s more, our system will also specify a port number to access the file and you will be able to find it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With only one click, you will be able to check the output of your applications and to discontinue or to restart any instance running on the VPS server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to buy any of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-driven web apps and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you will be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, since the platform is built into our in-house built Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are extremely powerful, you’ll enjoy superb performance even if you host plenty of Node.js instances simultaneously. The setup takes a few mouse clicks and Hepsia’s GUI will make it rather easy for you to create a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Indicating the path to the .js file and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you will need to do on your end and as soon as our system has specified a port to access the .js file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have activated can be restarted or deactivated independently and you’ll have access to an in-depth output log for each of the apps that use Node.js.