Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional systems which handle the information in giant chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the information in the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it absolutely does make a difference when an enormous number of people are visiting a website at the very same time. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that offer quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our leading-edge cloud platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you’re using. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable via the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a port number for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to restart each instance separately, if necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so in case you’d like to host any real-time application on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to make full use of the power that Node.js can give you with only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for different sites, you’ll be able to pick the number of running instances, one instance being one app. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface, you will need to add the location of the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Our platform will select a random port number to access your application and you’ll find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to view the output of any of your apps or to delete/reboot each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available by default with each and every VPS server that comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no restrictions with regard to the number of web sites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our VPS plans an ideal solution for administering different real-time script-powered applications and for getting the most out of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for users without any prior experience, so if you wish to enable Node.js for any app, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to do it. You’ll just need to specify the location of the given .js file and to choose whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP or a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a certain port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and ready to make use of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to check the apps’ output and to restart or to cancel any of your instances using fast-access buttons.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a rather intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you can unleash its full potential in only a few simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you’ll need to insert the path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will set a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There is no limit as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can create and use at the same time and you’ll exert complete command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to create new ones or to terminate/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each application, and many others.