Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of users more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the information in sizeable chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, in case a user has to fill in a few fields on a site, Node.js processes the info from the first field the second it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In comparison, traditional 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 really does make a difference when an immense number of people are navigating a website simultaneously. 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 websites that offer quick live communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

When you host a web app on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the website hosting plan that you are using. You can make this through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to the account. You can choose the number of instances that you want to add to the 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 enter the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to turn off or to restart each instance separately, if required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform comes with all our plans and you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. In case you want to use it for different sites, you can enable more instances from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as simple as adding the folder path to your .js file and selecting whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make use of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also choose a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular application. Hepsia has an easy-to-use interface that will permit you to reboot and to shut down any of your active instances, to order new ones or to view your applications’ output with just a click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of this platform for each web app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t put a restriction on the amount of instances that you can set up, you can take advantage of the power of our VPS servers and mix it with the full capacity of Node.js. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving, point-and-click interface, so even if you aren’t technically proficient, you will not have to deal with any obstacles while using the platform. You’ll only need to insert the directory path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. In addition, our system will also assign a port to access the file and you will be able to see it in the respective Control Panel section. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to see your applications’ output and to shut down or to reboot any Node.js instance running on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all Linux dedicated service that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to take advantage of the platform as soon as your physical machine is set up. Since the Hepsia Control Panel is really simple to use, you’ll be able to make that without experiencing any obstacles, even if you have not worked with the Node.js platform before, as everything that you’ll need to do on your end is indicate the directory path to the .js file that will use Node.js 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 set up as many Node.js instances as you want on our ultra-powerful dedicated machines and each instance can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to reboot or to cancel it, to check the output of the application using it, etc. You can do this through the simple-to-use, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take advantage of the power of Node.js with no effort.