Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and a large number of Internet users more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms which process the information in giant chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, if a user has to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an enormous number of users are browsing a site at the very same time. Several examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that offer fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to the account. You can select the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to restart each instance independently, in case it is required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers support Node.js, so in case you want to run any real-time app on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can make full use of the power that the system can give you with just several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so if you wish to use Node.js for different sites, you’ll be able to pick the amount of active instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file for each instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. Our platform will set a random port to access your application and you’ll find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to view the output of any of your applications or to deactivate/reboot each instance independently.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you’ll be able to use the platform as soon as your dedicated machine is up and running. As the Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive, you will be able to do that without the need to deal with any predicaments, even if you haven’t used Node.js before, as everything that you will have to do on your end is indicate 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 one or can be shared with other web sites. You can manage as many Node.js instances as you need on our extremely powerful servers and each instance can be controlled separately – you will be able to start, to reboot or to remove it, to see the output of the app that uses it, etc. This can be done through the intuitive, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make full use of the power of the Node.js platform effortlessly.