Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike traditional systems which handle the information in huge chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill out a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field as soon as it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference if an immense number of people are navigating a site simultaneously. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words websites that offer fast live communication.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which shared web hosting plan you have chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you’ll be able to specify the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to remove it if you do not want it any longer. You’ll also get access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform is offering, due to the fact that it’s available with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that’s included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to employ Node.js for different Internet applications, you can pick the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your package. After that, you’ll have to insert the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose whether the access path to the given application should go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you activate can be rebooted or deleted separately and you can see your applications’ output with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can activate Node.js with any of the VPS hosting service offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its very own section where you can configure it with a couple of mouse clicks even if you haven’t got any experience with a similar software platform, as Hepsia is truly intuitive and simple to work with. All it takes to add a new Node.js instance is to add the folder path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your VPS’s shared IP. A randomly generated access port number will be assigned automatically too. There won’t be any limit as to the number of the Internet sites that can use Node.js at once, so you can use our Virtual Private Servers for many sites and enjoy a magnificent overall performance. Quick-access controls in the Node.js section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to start, to terminate or to reboot any instance separately and to check their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers for your script-based applications and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, since this platform is included in our custom Control Panel tool. As our dedicated servers are amazingly powerful, you’ll get superb performance even if you run multiple Node.js instances at the same time. The setup takes a few clicks of the mouse and Hepsia’s user interface will make it exceptionally easy for you to activate a new instance even if you’ve got little or no prior experience. Defining the .js file path and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you will need to do yourself and once our system has specified a port number to access that file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have activated can be rebooted or deactivated separately and you’ll obtain access to a detailed output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.