Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web applications that need live interaction between a server and the online users and can substantially enhance the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides little amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills a registration form, the second any information is entered in one of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one big hunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how little the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change when the Internet site grows bigger and there’re lots of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, real-time web browser-based games or online chat applications, for instance, and numerous companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, irrespective of which cloud web hosting plan you’ve chosen during the order process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you would like to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you’ll be able to specify the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to shut it down in case you don’t need it anymore. You will also be granted access to the output code with only a single mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you can set it up with just several mouse clicks. In case you would like to use it for several sites, you can activate more instances through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as easy as inserting the location of your .js file and selecting if the platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared ones, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also specify a random port number that will be used to access the .js file for the given app. Hepsia has an intuitive graphical interface that will permit you to restart and to remove any of your active instances, to activate new ones or to view your apps’ output with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to make the most of this event-driven platform as soon as your machine is up and running. Since Hepsia is exceptionally simple to work with, you will be able to do that without coming across any obstacles, even if you have never used Node.js before, as everything that you will need to do on your end is include the directory path to the .js file that will use the platform 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 websites. You can create as many Node.js instances as you want on our really powerful machines and each of them can be managed independently – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to remove it, to see the output of the application using it, etc. You can do this through the easy-to-work-with, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can use the power of the Node.js platform without any effort.