Node.js is an event-driven platform built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web apps that require real-time communication between a web server and the Internet users and can significantly enhance the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers little amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, the moment any information is entered in one of the boxes, it’s delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website expands and there are many users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, real-time browser games or live chat programs, for example, and numerous corporations, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared hosting package you have selected at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to specify the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to shut it down if you don’t want it anymore. You will also get access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Node.js, so if you wish to run any real-time application on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can take advantage of the power that Node.js can give you with only several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so in case you wish to use Node.js for different sites, you will be able to choose the number of active instances, one instance being one application. Through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI, you will need to enter the path to the .js file for each instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our platform will specify a random port to access your application and you will see it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. Hepsia will also enable you to view the output of each of your apps or to delete/restart each instance separately.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available with all Hepsia Control Panel-equipped VPS plans offered by us and you can configure it without encountering any problem, even if you haven’t used it beforehand, because the Hepsia Control Panel has an easy to work with, point-and-click interface, which will permit you to do anything without any effort. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-driven web apps as you want, so you can get the most out of your web sites by mixing the power of our servers with the performance offered by Node.js. You will have to indicate the directory path to the .js file in your account and to select whether it will use a dedicated IP or your server’s shared one and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port that our system will allocate randomly when you create a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over all Node.js instances and, with only one click, you will be able to start, to cancel or to reboot them, as well as to see the output of each application that uses the Node.js platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to use any of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-powered software applications and if you select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, as the event-driven platform is integrated into our custom-developed tool. Since our servers are truly powerful, you will enjoy superb performance even if you host many Node.js instances at once. The setup takes a couple of clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s graphical user interface will make it amazingly easy for you to create a new instance even if you have little or no previous experience. Inserting the .js file path and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and once our system has set a port to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve created can be rebooted or canceled separately and you’ll be provided with access to an exhaustive output log for each application that uses Node.js.