Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that require real-time interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can tremendously speed up the performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers little bits of information. For example, if a new user fills in a registration form, as soon as any info is inserted in any of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change when the website grows bigger and there’re lots of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, interactive web browser games or instant messaging apps, for example, and numerous corporations, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting offered by us support Node.js and you’re able to add this advanced platform to your hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to select the number of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/websites will use Node.js at the same time, and you can add as many instances as you like. Hepsia will also enable you to specify the exact location of your .js application and to choose if you will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a random port assigned by our cloud platform. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve activated, edit the location of the .js app or view the output of the active instances with just several clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via an extremely easy-to-use graphical interface.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform offers, since it’s available with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can add it to your account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account management tool that comes bundled with each and every semi-dedicated server. In case you want to employ Node.js for multiple web applications, you can choose the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you’ll need to indicate the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the path to the given application will go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or deactivated independently and you can view the output of your applications with just several mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to get one of our dedicated servers for your script-driven web applications and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will be able to use Node.js at no additional fee, since this platform is integrated into our in-house developed Control Panel tool. Since our servers are truly powerful, you will get great performance even if you host numerous Node.js instances simultaneously. The setup takes several mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s user interface will make it rather easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Defining the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and once our system has set a port number to access this file, you’ll be all set. Any of the instances that you’ve activated can be rebooted or deleted independently and you will be provided with access to a comprehensive output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.