Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between traditional systems which process the info in large hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an immense number of people are visiting a site at the same time. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that offer fast live communication.

Node.js in Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which web hosting package you have chosen during the signup process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to select the number of instances that you wish to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you will be able to specify the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to shut it down in case you no longer require it. You’ll also gain access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is available with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can enable it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In case you’d like to use it for several sites, you can activate more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as easy as choosing the location of your .js file and selecting if the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can use Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with such software. Our system will also allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific app. Hepsia has a user-friendly graphical interface that will permit you to restart and to stop any of your active instances, to add new ones or to view the output of your apps with just one click.

Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting

You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-powered applications at no extra cost if you buy any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through an intuitive GUI, which will allow you to start/stop/restart any Node.js instance or to check the output of the app that uses it with only a click. Even if you are not very experienced, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you will have to do to set it up is enter the location of the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared one. A random port number will be designated automatically as well and you will see the upsides of running Node.js momentarily. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to make use of the full capacity of your applications and to enjoy the best conceivable performance.