Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web applications that require live communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can considerably speed up the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies little amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a subscription form, as soon as any information is inserted in one of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one large hunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the website grows bigger and there are numerous users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time browser-based video games or web-based chat platforms, for instance, and plenty of companies, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Hosting

As 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 app that you’ve got, irrespective of which hosting plan you have selected during the signup process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you wish to run – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you can include the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to choose the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to stop it in case you do not want it any longer. You will also acquire access to the output code with only a single click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, as it’s available with all our plans and you can add it to your account with a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the management tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to employ Node.js for different Internet applications, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you will need to indicate the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the path to the specific app should go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you run can be restarted or removed separately and you can view your applications’ output with only a couple of clicks.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can use this platform for each script-driven software application that you run on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not imposed any limitation on how many Node.js instances you can activate, you can make the most of the power of our servers and mix it with the full capacity of Node.js. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with, point-and-click graphical interface, so even if you are not technically experienced, you will not have to cope with any obstacles while working with the Node.js platform. You’ll only have to add the folder 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. In addition, our system will also choose a port number to access the file and you’ll be able to see it in the respective Control Panel section. With just one click of the mouse, you can see the output of your applications and to delete or to reboot any Node.js instance running on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated service that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to take advantage of this event-driven platform once your dedicated server is up and running. Since Hepsia is really simple to use, you’ll be able to make that without any problems, even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, as everything that you will need to do on your end is enter the path to the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP that will be used to access this file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other Internet sites. You can manage as many Node.js instances as you wish on our extremely powerful dedicated machines and each instance can be controlled separately – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to discontinue it, to check the output of the app that uses it, etc. This can be done via the easy-to-use, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of the Node.js platform without efforts.