Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a large number of online users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional systems which process the information in large chunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, in case a user needs to fill several fields on a site, Node.js processes the info from the first field the moment it’s inserted, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it absolutely does make a difference if an immense number of people are browsing a site at once. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that need fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, irrespective of which shared web hosting plan you’ve picked at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all web hosting accounts, will permit 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. Several minutes later, you’ll be able to specify the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to access the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to deactivate it if you no longer need it. You’ll also get 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 web app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform is included with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can activate it with only a couple of mouse clicks. In case you would like to use it for different Internet sites, you can enable more instances from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The configuration is as easy as choosing the path to your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared ones, so you can take full advantage of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with similar software. Our system will also assign a random port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular application. Hepsia has a user-friendly GUI that will allow you to restart and to remove any of your existing instances, to activate new ones or to view your apps’ output with just one click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based apps at no additional cost in case you obtain any of our dedicated servers and select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP through a user-friendly interface, which will permit you to start/discontinue/restart any instance or to view the output of the app that uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you aren’t very experienced, you’ll be able to use the Node.js platform, as all you’ll have to do to activate it is insert the path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port number will be allocated automatically as well and you will see the advantages of using Node.js momentarily. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full capacity of your apps and to get the best conceivable performance.