Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of online users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that process the information in huge hunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, if a user needs to fill in a few fields on a site, Node.js processes the information in the first field the moment it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an immense number of users are visiting a site at once. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that support quick live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js with every cloud web hosting package offered by us, as the platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing shared hosting account with several clicks. After you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you want to activate. One instance means that one application will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you like. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you’ll need to include the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should proceed through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to reboot or to switch off an instance and to check any given app’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform comes with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can enable it with just a few clicks. If you’d like to use it for several web sites, you can order more instances from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as simple as specifying the location of your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make use of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also set a random port number which will be used to access the .js file for the specific application. Hepsia has an easy-to-use interface that will allow you to reboot and to discontinue any of your running instances, to activate new ones or to see your applications’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to make use of one of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-based software apps and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order process, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no extra cost, as this platform is built into our in-house developed tool. Since our dedicated servers are amazingly powerful, you will enjoy excellent results even if you run lots of Node.js instances simultaneously. The configuration requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and the Hepsia Control Panel’s GUI will make it incredibly easy for you to activate a new instance even if you’ve got little or no prior experience. Indicating the path to the .js file and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you will have to do yourself and once our system has selected a port to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve created can be restarted or discontinued independently and you’ll get access to a comprehensive output log for each of the apps that use the Node.js platform.