Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven system, which is used to build scalable Internet apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of Internet users more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that process the info in huge chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference if a huge number of users are browsing a website at once. A couple of examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that support fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

You can use Node.js with each shared hosting package that we are offering, as the platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an active shared web hosting account with a few clicks. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select the number of instances that you would like to order. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you like. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to begin using Node.js, you will need to enter the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should pass through the physical server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also enable you to reboot or to delete an instance and to check any given app’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, as it is available with all our plans and you are able to add it to your account with several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to employ Node.js for multiple Internet apps, you can select the amount of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you will have to include the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose if the path to the particular app will go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you order can be rebooted or cancelled independently and you can check your apps’ output with just a couple of clicks.

Node.js in VPS

All Linux VPS that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel offer Node.js by default and you can take full advantage of this platform for any script-driven software app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. Since we have not imposed a limit as to the number of instances that you can make use of, you can make full use of the power of our VPS servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you aren’t technically proficient, you will not need to deal with any difficulties while working with the platform. You’ll just need to indicate the folder path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. Furthermore, our system will also allocate a port to access this file and you’ll be able to see it in the respective Control Panel section. With only a click, you’ll be able to check the output of your apps and to stop or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the VPS server.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-based apps at no additional charge if you order any of our Linux dedicated hosting services and pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section via a simple-to-use GUI, which will allow you to start/discontinue/restart any instance or to check the output of the application which uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, as all you need to do to activate it is specify the path to the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated IP. A randomly generated port number will be allocated automatically as well and you will notice the upsides of using Node.js instantly. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to make use of the full potential of your apps and to get the best possible performance.