Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably improve the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers small bits of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, the second any info is inserted in any of the boxes, it’s sent to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one large hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there are lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time browser video games or instant messaging systems, for instance, and a lot of companies, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

When you host a web app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you use. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can write the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port number for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to reboot each instance independently, in case it’s necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered web app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform comes with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can add it with only a couple of mouse clicks. In case you would like to use it for several web sites, you can create more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel. The configuration is as easy as adding the location of your .js file and choosing if Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared ones, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also specify a random port that will be used to access the .js file associated with the given app. Hepsia has an intuitive GUI that will permit you to reboot and to terminate any of your active instances, to create new ones or to view your applications’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is offered as standard with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no restrictions concerning the number of Internet sites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an ideal solution for building different real-time script-powered web applications and for getting the most out of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for individuals without any prior experience, so if you would like to enable Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse to make this. You’ll simply have to indicate the location of the .js file in question and to choose if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to make use of the full potential of your real-time applications. Hepsia will allow you to see the output of the applications and to reboot or to terminate any of your instances using quick-access buttons.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-based web applications at no additional charge when you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via an easy-to-navigate graphical interface, which will permit you to start/discontinue/restart any instance or to view the output of the application which uses it with only one click of the mouse. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform, since all you need to do to set it up is add the directory path to the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated IP. A random port number will be designated automatically too and you’ll see the benefits of running Node.js immediately. By combining the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to get the best conceivable performance.