Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to create scalable Internet applications. 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 traditional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that unlike conventional platforms that handle the information in large hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the information in the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it certainly does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are visiting a website at the very same time. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

When you host a web app 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 regardless of the website hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to choose how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means one app 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 web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also allocate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to restart each instance independently, if required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so if you’d like to run any real-time app on our innovative cloud platform, you can use the power that Node.js can offer you with only several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for different Internet sites, you’ll be able to pick the amount of available instances, one instance being one app. Using Hepsia’s user-friendly interface, you will have to add the location of the .js file for each instance and to select if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will assign a randomly generated port to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also allow you to view the output of each of your apps or to stop/reboot each instance independently.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can run Node.js with any of the VPS servers that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform will have its own section where you can set it up with several mouse clicks even if you have no experience with such a software platform, since Hepsia is rather intuitive and easy to work with. All it takes to activate a new Node.js instance is to insert the directory path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated IP or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP address. A randomly generated access port will be assigned automatically as well. There won’t be any constraints on the number of the Internet sites that can use Node.js at the same time, so you can use our virtual servers for plenty of websites and enjoy an exceptional overall performance. Quick-access menus in the Node.js section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will enable you to start, to terminate or to reboot any Node.js instance independently and to see their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has an amazingly intuitive and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you have never used Node.js before, you’ll be able to unveil its full potential in only a few easy steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to include the path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP address which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will designate a random port number that will be used to access these files. There is no restriction as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can activate and use simultaneously and you’ll exert total command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each app, etcetera.