Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require live communication between a server and the online users and can tremendously improve the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides small bits of info. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, the second any info is inserted in any of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how little the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change if the Internet site expands and there’re lots of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking websites, real-time web browser-based video games or online chat portals, for instance, and many companies, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Node.js with each website hosting plan offered by our company, as the platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing account with a couple of mouse clicks. After you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose how many instances you want to order. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you want. A new section will show up in the Control Panel soon after that and to begin using Node.js, you will have to specify the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose whether the connection will pass through the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to turn off an instance and to view the output of any given application.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, because it is available with all our semi-dedicated plans and you are able to add it to your account with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes bundled with each semi-dedicated server. In case you would like to use Node.js for multiple Internet applications, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your package. Then, you’ll need to specify the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will show up in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the path to the particular app will go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you order can be rebooted or deactivated separately and you can view the output of your apps with just a few mouse clicks.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can use this platform for each script-based web application that you host on the VPS. As we have not put a limit as to the amount of instances that you can add, you can take advantage of the power of our VPSs and mix it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate, point ‘n’ click GUI, so even if you’re not technically proficient, you won’t have any problems while using the Node.js platform. You’ll simply need to specify the directory path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. Furthermore, our system will also designate a port number to access the file and you’ll be able to find it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With only one click, you will be able to view your applications’ output and to deactivate or to restart any Node.js instance hosted on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a pretty intuitive and user-friendly interface, so even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, you will be able to unveil its true potential in only a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you will need to indicate the directory path to the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP address which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There is no limitation as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can set up and use at the same time and you’ll exert total command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to create new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, and many others.