Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable web apps. 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 online users more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms which handle the info in massive chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it truly does make a difference if an enormous number of people are browsing a site simultaneously. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that support quick real-time interaction.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the web hosting package that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to the account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you want to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to restart each instance separately, if it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform is offered with all our packages and you can enable it with only several clicks of the mouse. In case you wish to use it for several web sites, you can get more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as easy as inserting the path to your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared ones, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with such software. Our system will also assign a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the given application. Hepsia has an easy-to-use interface that will permit you to reboot and to terminate any of your active instances, to activate new ones or to check the output of your apps with just a click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is offered by default with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and involves no restrictions as to the number of Internet sites that can use it at any particular moment. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an optimal option for building multiple real-time script-powered applications and for taking full advantage of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for individuals with no previous experience, so if you want to activate Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than several clicks to make this. You’ll just have to include the path to the specific .js file and to choose whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a certain port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time apps. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to view the output of the applications and to reboot or to discontinue any of your instances using fast-access buttons.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to purchase any of our dedicated servers for your script-based web apps and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order process, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no extra charge, since this event-driven platform is built into our in-house built Control Panel tool. As our dedicated servers are rather powerful, you will enjoy stunning results even if you use many Node.js instances at once. The configuration requires a few clicks of the mouse and Hepsia’s graphical user interface will make it extremely easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you’ve got little or no prior experience. Defining the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you’ll have to do on your end and once our system has set a port to access this file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have activated can be rebooted or discontinued separately and you will have access to a comprehensive output log for each of the apps that use Node.js.