Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms which process the info in huge hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill in several fields on a website, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it surely does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are navigating a site at the very same time. A few examples of sites where Node.js can be used are dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that offer quick live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our avant-garde cloud platform and you want to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the shared hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can select the number of instances that you wish to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also set a port for the connection. You will be able to cancel or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js platform is offering, as it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes bundled with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to use Node.js for multiple web-based applications, you can select the number of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you’ll need to add the path to 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 add the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the access path to the given app will go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you add can be rebooted or terminated separately and you can view your applications’ output with just a few clicks.

Node.js in VPS Hosting

All VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can use the platform for each script-powered web app that you run on the VPS. Since we haven’t imposed a restriction as to the amount of instances that you can run, you can use the power of our VPSs and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point & click GUI, so even if you aren’t technically experienced, you won’t have to deal with any difficulties while using the Node.js platform. You will only need to insert the folder path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What’s more, our system will also allocate a port to access this file and you will be able to see it in the corresponding section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just one mouse click, you will be able to view the output of your applications and to deactivate or to restart any instance running on the VPS server.

Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to take advantage of the event-driven platform once your physical machine is up and running. As the Hepsia Control Panel is incredibly user-friendly, you’ll be able to do that without having to deal with any predicaments, even if you’ve never used Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is specify the location of the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other web sites. You can create as many instances as you want on our stunningly powerful dedicated servers and each instance can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to restart or to stop it, to check the output of the application that uses it, etc. This can be done via the easy-to-use, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of the Node.js platform with ease.