Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a server and the online users and can significantly improve the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers little amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, the second any information is entered in any of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one sizeable chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change in case the website expands and there are plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser-based video games or live chat platforms, for instance, and plenty of companies, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Website Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our leading-edge cloud platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the website hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you want to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether that file will be accessible via the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to reboot each instance independently, if it is needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, as it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you’re able to add it to your account with several clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to employ Node.js for different web-based apps, you can select the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your package. Then, you’ll have to enter the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will show up in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select whether the path to the particular app should go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you add can be rebooted or terminated separately and you can see the output of your apps with just several clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to take advantage of this platform as soon as your machine is set up. As the Hepsia Control Panel is extremely simple to work with, you’ll be able to do that without any predicaments, even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, as everything that you will need to do on your end is define the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other sites. You can manage as many instances as you wish on our stunningly powerful servers and each of them can be controlled separately – you’ll be able to start, to restart or to remove it, to view the output of the application using it, etc. You can do this through the simple-to-work-with, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make the most of the power of the Node.js platform with no effort.