Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to create scalable web apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that handle the information in huge hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For example, if a user needs to fill several fields on a website, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it really does make a difference when a huge number of people are browsing a website at the same time. A couple of instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that need fast live interaction.

Node.js in Web Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which web hosting plan you’ve chosen upon signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared account, as well as to select the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to discontinue it if you don’t require it any longer. You will also be given access to the output code with just a single mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js platform is offering, since it is comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you are able to add it to your account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. In case you want to use Node.js for different Internet applications, you can choose the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your package. Then, you’ll need to include the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the particular application should go through a dedicated IP – in case you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or stopped independently and you can see your applications’ output with just a few mouse clicks.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can use this platform for each script-based software application that you host on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t imposed any limit as to the amount of instances that you can add, you can make the most of the power of our servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you won’t need to cope with any obstacles while using the platform. You will simply have to add the directory 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 specify a port to access this file and you will be able to find it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With only one mouse click, you can see the output of your applications and to cancel or to restart any Node.js instance running on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you’ve never used Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its true potential in only a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll need to enter the directory path to the specific .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will assign a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no limitation as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you’ll exert full control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to terminate/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each app, etc.