Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable applications that need live communication between a web server and the online users and can considerably accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly provides tiny amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills out a registration form, the moment any info is inserted in any of the fields, it is forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change when the site expands and there are plenty of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based video games or web-based chat systems, for instance, and lots of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host a web app on our innovative cloud 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 plan that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You can choose how many instances you’d like to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable through the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You’ll be able to shut down or to restart each instance separately, in case it is needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered app running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is included with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can activate it with just a couple of clicks. If you’d like to use it for multiple websites, you can get more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as simple as choosing the folder path to your .js file and choosing whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared ones, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also set a random port number that will be used to access the .js file for the given app. Hepsia has a user-friendly GUI that will permit you to restart and to stop any of your running instances, to order new ones or to view the output of your apps with just a click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can take advantage of this platform for any software application that you run on the VPS. Since we haven’t set a limit as to the number of Node.js instances that you can set up, you can make use of the power of our VPSs and combine it with the full capacity of Node.js. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point & click GUI, so even if you aren’t technically proficient, you won’t have to deal with any problems while working with the platform. You’ll only have to add the folder path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. What’s more, our system will also set a port number to access this file and you’ll be able to see it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just a click, you’ll be able to view the output of your applications and to delete or to reboot any Node.js instance running on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-driven apps at no additional cost if you obtain any of our dedicated servers and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through a user-friendly interface, which will allow you to start/delete/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the application that uses it with only one mouse click. Even if you aren’t very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, as all you’ll have to do to activate it is include the directory path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A random port number will be selected automatically too and you’ll see the benefits of running Node.js momentarily. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full capacity of your apps and to enjoy the best conceivable performance.