Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the info from the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it really does make a difference when an immense number of individuals are visiting a site all at once. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that offer quick real-time interaction.

Node.js in Web Hosting

If you host a web application on our innovative cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the web hosting package that you use. You can make this through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to restart each instance separately, if it is required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform is offering, because it is is included with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you’re able to add it to your account with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes with every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for different web applications, you can choose the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you will have to indicate the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the access path to the particular app will go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you add can be restarted or shut down independently and you can see the output of your apps with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js comes with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-managed VPS web hosting plans that we are offering and you can activate it without having any difficulty, even if you have never used it before, since Hepsia has an easy to work with, point & click GUI, which will allow you to do anything without efforts. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-powered software applications as you wish, so you can make the most of your web sites by mixing the power of our virtual machines with the performance offered by Node.js. You have to add the folder path to the .js file within your account and to select if it will use a dedicated IP address or your server’s shared IP and you will be all set. The file can be accessed using a port number that our system will assign randomly when you add a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will grant you complete control over all instances and, with only one click, you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot them, as well as to see the output of each application that uses the platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-driven web applications at no extra cost when you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans and select 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-work-with GUI, which will enable you to start/remove/restart any Node.js instance or to view the output of the application which uses it with just a click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to make use of the platform, since all you’ll need to do to activate it is specify the directory path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared one. A random port will be allocated automatically too and you will notice the benefits of using Node.js immediately. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can make the most of the full potential of your applications and to get the best possible performance.