Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which process the information in huge chunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, when a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the second it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it actually does make a difference when a large number of individuals are browsing a site at the same time. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that offer quick live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

When you host a web app on our advanced cloud hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You will be able to select how many instances you wish to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to shut down or to reboot each instance separately, if it’s necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform is offered with all our packages and you can get it with only a few clicks of the mouse. In case you would like to use it for different sites, you can get more instances from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as simple as specifying the location of your .js file and choosing whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also specify a random port number which will be used to access the .js file for the given application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use graphical interface that will allow you to reboot and to terminate any of your active instances, to create new ones or to check your applications’ output with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

Node.js comes with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a very intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its full potential in just a couple of easy steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to indicate the path to the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will assign a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There’s no limit on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can enable and run at the same time and you will have complete command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to get new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, and so on.