Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable Internet applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which handle the information in large chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill a few fields on a website, Node.js processes the info in the first field the second it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it indeed does make a difference when a large number of users are visiting a website all at once. A few examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that need fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

As Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud hosting package you’ve picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you wish to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you’ll be able to enter the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to access that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to delete it in case you no longer need it. You will also have access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full capacity of Node.js with any application that you host on our cloud web hosting platform, because it is included with each and every package that we offer. You can indicate the number of instances, or apps that can use Node.js, through the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can administer your semi-dedicated server. The only things that you will have to do after that will be to indicate the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP if you’ve got one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our system will also assign a randomly generated port. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to see the output of a given app or to start/reboot/remove any of the instances that you’ve added.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can activate Node.js with any of the VPS hosting plans offered by our company if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform will have its own section where you can configure it with several mouse clicks even if you don’t have any experience with a similar software platform, since Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and easy to navigate. All it takes to start a new Node.js instance is to indicate the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your VPS’s shared IP address. A random access port number will be allocated automatically too. There won’t be any limitations as to the number of the Internet sites that can use Node.js at once, so you can use our virtual machines for lots of sites and enjoy a superb overall performance. Fast-access buttons in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section will permit you to start, to stop or to restart any instance independently and to check their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather simple and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you have never used Node.js before, you will be able to uncover its full potential in just a couple of easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will need to insert the path to the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will assign a random port number that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no limit on the total number of Node.js instances that you can create and use at the same time and you will exert full command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to delete/reboot existing ones, to review the output log for each application, and many others.