Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to create scalable Internet apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a huge number of users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms which handle the information in sizeable chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it indeed does make a difference when a large number of users are using a website simultaneously. A couple of instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. websites that offer fast live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

If you host a web application on our avant-garde cloud platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared hosting package that you use. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can select how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be accessible through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also designate a port number for the connection. You will be able to stop or to reboot each instance separately, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Node.js, so if you would like to host any real-time app on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the power that Node.js can offer you with only a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so if you’d like to use Node.js for multiple sites, you’ll be able to choose the amount of active instances, one instance being one app. Using Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI, you will need to include the path to the .js file for each instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Our platform will specify a random port to access your application and you will see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also enable you to check the output of any of your apps or to deactivate/restart each instance separately.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS plans that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can take advantage of the platform for any web application that you host on the VPS. Since we haven’t imposed any limitation as to the number of Node.js instances that you can run, you can make full use of the power of our VPS servers and combine it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you’re not technically proficient, you won’t have to cope with any problems while working with the platform. You’ll only need to add the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. In addition, our system will also select a port number to access this file and you’ll be able to find it in the corresponding section in the Control Panel. With just one click, you’ll be able to check the output of your apps and to terminate or to restart any Node.js instance hosted on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-powered web 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 extra charge, as the event-driven platform is built into our custom-developed Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are extremely powerful, you will get great results even if you use a lot of Node.js instances at once. The setup takes several mouse clicks and Hepsia’s interface will make it rather 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’ll need to do yourself and once our system has chosen a port to access this file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve created can be restarted or deleted separately and you’ll acquire access to an in-depth output log for each of the apps that use the Node.js platform.