Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need real-time interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can considerably speed up the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers little amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills in a registration form, once any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled much faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one massive chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the website expands and there’re plenty of persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking portals, interactive browser games or online chat software, for example, and many corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which hosting plan you have picked upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to deactivate it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with just a mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so if you’d like to host any real-time application on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to use the power that Node.js can give you with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so if you want to use Node.js for multiple web sites, you will be able to choose the number of available instances, one instance being one app. Through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface, you will have to indicate the location of the .js file for each instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will designate a random port to access your app and you’ll find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. Hepsia will also enable you to view the output of any of your apps or to discontinue/restart each instance separately.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is included by default with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no limitations with regard to the number of websites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an ideal choice for administering numerous real-time script-driven applications and for making the most of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for users with no previous experience, so if you’d like to activate Node.js for any app, it will not take more than several clicks of the mouse to do it. You’ll only need to enter the location of the specific .js file and to select if Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our platform will also assign a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and ready to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to see the apps’ output and to reboot or to remove any of your instances using quick-access buttons.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly simple and user-friendly interface, so even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, you can take advantage of its full potential in only a couple of easy steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to include the path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that they will use (shared or dedicated), while our system will allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint on the total number of instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you will have complete command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to discontinue/reboot existing ones, to review the output log for each application, etcetera.