Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to create scalable web apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users much more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike conventional systems which process the info in huge hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, when a user has to fill several fields on a website, Node.js handles the info from the first field once it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, traditional systems 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 a single user, but it certainly does make a difference if an immense number of individuals are visiting a website at the very same time. A couple of examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that support fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which shared hosting plan you’ve picked at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to run – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to indicate the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to get access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to disable it if you do not want it anymore. You will also acquire access to the output code with just a single click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, since it’s is included with all our packages and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server management tool that comes bundled with each semi-dedicated server. If you would like to employ Node.js for different Internet apps, you can pick the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this service to your package. After that, you’ll need to indicate the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the path to the particular application will go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you order can be rebooted or terminated independently and you can view the output of your applications with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can activate Node.js with any of the VPS plans that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its own section where you can configure it with several clicks of the mouse even if you haven’t got any experience with similar software, as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. All it takes to add a new Node.js instance is to specify the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated IP or your VPS’s shared IP address. A random access port will be designated automatically as well. There won’t be any restrictions on how many sites can use Node.js at once, so you can use our Virtual Private Servers for plenty of sites and enjoy a great performance. Fast-access menus in the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to start, to terminate or to restart any Node.js instance independently and to view their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-navigate GUI, so even if you haven’t worked with the Node.js platform before, you will be able to unleash its full potential in just a couple of easy steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you will need to indicate the location of the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will allocate a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can enable and use simultaneously and you will have total command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to get new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each application, and many others.