Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of online users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional platforms which process the info in large hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info from the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional systems 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 negligible for a single person, but it surely does make a difference when an immense number of individuals are navigating a site at the same time. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that support quick live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which shared hosting package you have selected during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you will be able to enter the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to disable it in case you do not require it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full capacity of Node.js with any application that you host on our cloud platform, due to the fact that it’s included with each and every plan that we offer. You can specify the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you will need to do after that will be to include the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to select the IP that will be used in order to access this file. You can select a dedicated IP address if you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses. Our system will also choose a randomly generated port number. When you have the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you’re able to check a given app’s output or to start/reboot/delete any of the instances that you have activated.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can take advantage of this event-driven platform for each script-driven software app that you host on the VPS. As we haven’t put any limitation on how many instances you can get, you can take full advantage of the power of our servers and combine it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The setup is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate, point ‘n’ click GUI, so even if you are not tech-savvy, you will not come across any difficulties while using the platform. You will simply need to indicate the directory 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. In addition, our system will also designate a port number to access this file and you’ll be able to see it in the corresponding section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With only one mouse click, you will be able to check your applications’ output and to shut down or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated servers on which our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly intuitive and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you have not worked with Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its true potential in just a couple of easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will need to specify the path to the particular .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will set a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no constraint on the total amount of instances that you can enable and run simultaneously and you will have total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to order new ones or to terminate/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each application, etcetera.