Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to build scalable apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of online users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which process the information in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, when a user has to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when an immense number of people are navigating a website at the very same time. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be used are dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that offer fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

When you host a web application on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared hosting package that you’re using. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you’d like to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be accessible via the physical server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a port for the connection. You’ll be able to turn off or to reboot each instance independently, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered application running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform is offered with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you can add it with just several clicks. In case you want to use it for several sites, you can add more instances from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as simple as entering the folder path to your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make use of Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also select a random port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular app. Hepsia has an intuitive interface that will permit you to reboot and to remove any of your running instances, to order new ones or to check the output of your apps with just a click.

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 involves no restrictions with regard to the number of websites that can use it at any particular moment. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an optimal solution for administering multiple real-time script-based web applications and for taking full advantage of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for people with no prior experience, so if you wish to enable Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than a few clicks to make this. You will only have to indicate the path to the specific .js file and to select if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a given port that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time apps. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to view the applications’ output and to restart or to terminate any of your instances using quick-access buttons.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to use one of our dedicated servers for your script-based software apps and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you will be able to make use of Node.js at no extra cost, as the platform is integrated into our custom-built Control Panel tool. As our servers are exceptionally powerful, you’ll get excellent performance even if you run a lot of Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration takes a few clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it rather easy for you to activate a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no experience. Specifying the .js file path and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you will need to do yourself and as soon as our system has chosen a port number to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have activated can be rebooted or deleted separately and you’ll be granted with access to an elaborate output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.