Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that require live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can significantly boost the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly delivers small amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, the moment any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s forwarded 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 lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one big chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site expands and there are a lot of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, interactive web browser-based games or instant messaging applications, for example, and numerous corporations, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the web hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to your account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you want to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also allocate a port number for the connection. You will be able to cancel or to restart each instance independently, in case it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can order it with just a couple of clicks. In case you’d like to use it for multiple sites, you can get more instances via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as easy as specifying the location of your .js file and choosing if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use interface that will permit you to restart and to remove any of your active instances, to order new ones or to check your applications’ output with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to purchase any of our dedicated servers for your script-based web applications and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you will be able to use Node.js at no extra fee, since the platform is incorporated into our in-house developed Control Panel tool. Since our servers are exceptionally powerful, you will get great performance even if you manage many Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration requires several mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s graphical user interface will make it amazingly easy for you to activate a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no previous experience. Indicating the .js file path and selecting a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you will need to do on your end and as soon as our system has designated a port to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the instances that you’ve created can be restarted or discontinued separately and you will be given access to a detailed output log for each app that uses Node.js.