Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users much more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the info in giant chunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, in case a user has to fill in a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the second it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an immense number of individuals are visiting a site at once. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that support fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our cutting-edge cloud platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You can select the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be accessible via the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port number for the connection. You will be able to switch off or to reboot each instance independently, if necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, due to the fact that it’s is included with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can add it to your account with a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that’s included with each and every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to use Node.js for multiple Internet apps, you can choose the number of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you will need to enter the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose if the path to the particular app will go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you activate can be rebooted or deactivated independently and you can view your applications’ output with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

Node.js is available with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, you can unleash its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to add the location of the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no limit as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can enable and use simultaneously and you’ll exert complete command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to deactivate/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each application, and many others.