Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of online users much more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that process the information in massive hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill a couple of fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field the moment it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are visiting a website at the very same time. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be applied are dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that offer fast live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to make use of Node.js with each and every cloud hosting plan that we are offering, since the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing web hosting account with a couple of clicks. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you would like to get. One instance means that one application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you want. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use it and to select whether the connection should proceed through the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to restart or to terminate an instance and to check the output of any given app.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can get it with just several clicks. If you would like to use it for several web sites, you can get more instances through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as simple as indicating the path to your .js file and choosing if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you have no previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also designate a random port number which will be used to access the .js file for the specific application. Hepsia has a user-friendly graphical interface that will allow you to restart and to cancel any of your running instances, to order new ones or to view the output of your apps with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather simple and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you have not used Node.js before, you will be able to take advantage of its true potential in only a few easy steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you will have to insert the folder path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), while our system will assign a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There is no limitation on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can enable and use at the same time and you’ll exert total command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to set up new ones or to deactivate/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each application, etcetera.