Node.js is an event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can significantly boost the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly delivers little bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, once any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is processed much faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge hunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, things change in case the site grows bigger and there are numerous users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, real-time browser-based games or online chat clients, for example, and plenty of corporations, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the web hosting package that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can select the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to turn off or to restart each instance separately, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to make use of the full capacity of Node.js with any app that you host on our cloud platform, as it is included with each semi-dedicated hosting package that we are offering. You can add the number of instances, or apps that can use Node.js, from the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’ll have do after that will be to define the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to select the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP if you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also specify a random port. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you can see the output of a given application or to start/restart/remove any of the instances that you have created.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated servers hosting 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 physical server is up and running. As Hepsia is quite simple to use, you will be able to do that without having to deal with any complications, even if you’ve never worked with Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is include the location of the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other websites. You can run as many instances as you need on our extremely powerful dedicated machines and each instance can be controlled independently – you will be able to start, to reboot or to discontinue it, to view the output of the app using it, etc. You can do this through the user-friendly, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take advantage of the power of Node.js without effort.