Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to create scalable web apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a huge number of Internet users much more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems which handle the information in large hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, when a user has to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the second it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it really does make a difference when a large number of users are using a site at the same time. A couple of examples of sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that support quick live interaction.

Node.js in Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which hosting package you have chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you want to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you will be able to insert the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to acquire access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to delete it if you do not require it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with only a single click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans support Node.js, so in case you would like to host any real-time application on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to make full use of the power that Node.js can give you with only several mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so in case you’d like to use Node.js for multiple Internet sites, you will be able to pick the amount of available instances, one instance being one app. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface, you’ll have to include the location of the .js file for every instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will select a randomly generated port to access your application and you’ll find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to see the output of any of your apps or to delete/restart each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-managed VPS web hosting plans that we offer and you can configure it without having to deal with any difficulty, even if you have never worked with it before, because Hepsia offers a user-friendly, point & click GUI, which will allow you to do anything effortlessly. The platform can be used for as many script-driven software applications as you like, so you can make the most of your web sites by combining the power of our Virtual Private Servers with the performance provided by the Node.js platform. You will need to include the path to the .js file within your VPS account and to select whether it will use a dedicated IP or your Virtual Private Server’s shared one and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port number that our system will allocate randomly when you activate a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will grant you total control over all Node.js instances and, with only one mouse click, you’ll be able to start, to delete or to restart them, as well as to see the output of each app that uses the platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make full use of the event-driven platform as soon as your server is set up. As Hepsia is amazingly simple to use, you will be able to do that without having any obstacles, even if you have never used Node.js before, since everything that you will need to do on your end is define the path to the .js file that will use the platform and the IP address that will be used to access this file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other Internet sites. You can run as many Node.js instances as you like on our stunningly powerful servers and each of them can be controlled independently – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to terminate it, to check the output of the app using it, etc. You can do this through the intuitive, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can use the power of the Node.js platform without efforts.