Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web apps that require live communication between a server and the Internet users and can substantially accelerate the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies tiny amounts of info. For example, if a new user fills out a signup form, as soon as any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one massive chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, things change in case the site expands and there are many users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive web browser-based video games or live chats, for example, and plenty of companies, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which web hosting plan you’ve picked upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all hosting accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you wish to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to enter the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to select the IP address to access that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to stop it in case you do not want it anymore. You will also acquire access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform offers, due to the fact that it’s available with all our semi-dedicated server plans 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 account administration tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. If you would like to employ Node.js for multiple web apps, you can pick the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your package. After that, you will need to enter the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will show up in the Hepsia 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 physical server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you activate can be restarted or deactivated independently and you can see the output of your apps with only a few clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available as standard with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and imposes no constraints with regard to the number of sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an optimal choice for running multiple real-time script-driven applications and for taking full advantage of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is intuitive enough even for individuals with no prior experience, so if you wish to enable Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than several mouse clicks to make this. You will simply need to enter the folder path to the given .js file and to choose whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a given port number that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you will be all set and will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to check the applications’ output and to restart or to stop any of your instances using fast-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to use any of our dedicated servers for your script-powered software apps and if you select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll be able to make use of Node.js at no additional fee, as the event-driven platform is built into our in-house built Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are truly powerful, you will get superb performance even if you manage numerous Node.js instances at the same time. The setup requires several mouse clicks and Hepsia’s GUI will make it incredibly easy for you to activate a new instance even if you’ve got little or no previous experience. Indicating the .js file path and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you will have to do on your end and once our system has selected a port number to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the instances that you have activated can be restarted or removed separately and you’ll receive access to a comprehensive output log for each application that uses Node.js.