Node.js is an event-driven platform, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable applications that require live interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can noticeably enhance the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies little amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, the moment any info is entered in any of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one large chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing time may be, things change if the website grows bigger and there’re numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive browser games or live chat platforms, for example, and plenty of companies, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

When you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud website hosting 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 website hosting package that you’re using. You can make this via 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 the account. You can select the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable via the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven web application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you can get it with only a couple of clicks. If you want to use it for several websites, you can add more instances from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The activation is as easy as including the location of your .js file and choosing whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you have no previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also assign a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular application. Hepsia has an intuitive interface that will permit you to reboot and to remove any of your active instances, to get new ones or to see the output of your applications with just a click.

Node.js in VPS

All Linux VPS that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can use the event-driven platform for any script-driven application that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we haven’t imposed any limitation on the amount of Node.js instances that you can set up, you can take full advantage of the power of our VPSs and mix it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you aren’t technically proficient, you will not experience any obstacles while using the Node.js platform. You will just have to add the path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. Furthermore, our system will also choose a port number to access this file and you will be able to find it in the corresponding section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just one click of the mouse, you can check your apps’ output and to shut down or to reboot any instance hosted on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

When you decide to buy any of our Linux dedicated hosting for your script-powered web applications and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order process, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, as the event-driven platform is built into our custom tool. As our servers are extremely powerful, you’ll enjoy great performance even if you use plenty of Node.js instances at once. The setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it really easy for you to create a new instance even if you’ve got little or no experience. Specifying the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you will need to do yourself and as soon as our system has assigned a port number to access that file, you’ll be all set. Any of the instances that you have activated can be restarted or discontinued separately and you’ll obtain access to an elaborate output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.