Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of online users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems which process the information in giant hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it indeed does make a difference if a large number of people are visiting a website at once. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that need fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Hosting

As Node.js is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which hosting plan you’ve chosen during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to deactivate it if you do not want it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with only one click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can enable it with only a few mouse clicks. In case you would like to use it for different websites, you can activate more instances via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The activation is as easy as inserting the folder path to your .js file and selecting whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also allocate a random port that will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular application. Hepsia has a simple-to-navigate graphical interface that will permit you to restart and to deactivate any of your running instances, to get new ones or to view the output of your apps with just one click.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

You will be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-driven applications at no extra charge if you acquire any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP through a user-friendly GUI, which will permit you to start/deactivate/reboot any Node.js instance or to check the output of the application which uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you will be able to make use of the platform, since all you need to do to set it up is define the folder path to 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 will be designated automatically too and you’ll see the benefits of running Node.js right away. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to make the most of the full potential of your apps and to get the best achievable performance.