Node.js is an event-driven environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable applications that require real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can substantially boost the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides little amounts of info. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, as soon as any info is inserted in any of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one giant chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the site grows bigger and there’re lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser-based games or web-based chat platforms, for instance, and plenty of companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

If you host a web app on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting package that you’re using. You can make this from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable via the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven web application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is offered with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can get it with only several clicks of the mouse. If you want to use it for several web sites, you can enable more instances from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as simple as choosing the path to your .js file and selecting if Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make use of Node.js even if you have no previous experience with similar software. Our system will also specify a random port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific app. Hepsia has an intuitive interface that will permit you to reboot and to cancel any of your active instances, to get new ones or to check your apps’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to take advantage of the platform as soon as your physical server is set up. Since Hepsia is quite intuitive, you will be able to make that without the need to deal with any predicaments, even if you’ve never used the Node.js platform before, as everything that you will have to do on your end is indicate the path to the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP that will be used to access the 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 stunningly powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be managed independently – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to delete it, to view the output of the application using it, etc. This can be done through the simple-to-use, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of Node.js with no effort.