Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users much more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the information in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. As an illustration, if a user needs to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field as soon as it is entered, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it absolutely does make a difference when a large number of users are browsing a website at the same time. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words websites that support quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Hosting

You can make use of Node.js with each hosting package offered by us, as the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing hosting account with several clicks of the mouse. After you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can pick how many instances you’d like to activate. One instance means that one app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you wish. A new section will show up in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you will need to define the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide if the connection will pass through the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to reboot or to terminate an instance and to see any given app’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting support Node.js, so if you would like to host any real-time application on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to take advantage of the power that the system can give you with only several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you’d like to use Node.js for multiple web sites, you will be able to choose the number of running instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI, you’ll need to indicate the location of the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will set a random port number to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also enable you to see the output of any of your apps or to stop/restart each instance independently.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated hosting services that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to use this platform as soon as your physical machine is set up. Since the Hepsia Control Panel is very simple to work with, you will be able to make that without having to deal with any complications, even if you have not used Node.js before, since everything that you’ll need to do on your end is insert the path to the .js file that will use the platform and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other websites. You can activate as many instances as you like on our amazingly powerful dedicated servers and each of them can be managed independently – you will be able to start, to reboot or to deactivate it, to view the output of the app using it, etc. You can do this via the simple-to-use, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take full advantage of the power of Node.js with ease.