Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web applications that require live communication between a web server and the online users and can considerably accelerate the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers little bits of information. For example, in case a new user fills a signup form, the moment any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one large chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the website expands and there are plenty of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, real-time web browser-based games or online chat systems, for example, and plenty of companies, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which cloud hosting package you have picked upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to enter the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to deactivate it in case you no longer want it. You will also be provided with access to the output code with only a single mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform has, since it is comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you are able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server management tool that’s included with each semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to employ Node.js for multiple Internet apps, you can pick the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you’ll need to enter the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will show up in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the access path to the specific application will go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you add can be restarted or deleted separately and you can view the output of your applications with only several clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Web Hosting

All Linux VPS web hosting that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can use this event-driven platform for each web application that you host on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t set any restriction as to the amount of instances that you can run, you can make full use of the power of our servers and combine it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The setup is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive, point & click interface, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you will not come across any problems while working with the Node.js platform. You will simply need to include the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. What’s more, our system will also assign a port number to access the file and you will be able to see it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With only a click, you will be able to view the output of your applications and to delete or to restart any Node.js instance running on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js comes with all dedicated servers hosting on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a very intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you have not used Node.js before, you can uncover its true potential in only a few simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to include the path to the particular .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that they will use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will select a random port that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any limit on the total number of Node.js instances that you can activate and use at the same time and you’ll have total control over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to order new ones or to delete/restart existing ones, to check the output log for each application, and so on.