Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of online users much more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional systems which handle the info in massive hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, in case a user has to fill in a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it surely does make a difference when an enormous number of users are visiting a site simultaneously. A couple of instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that offer quick live interaction.

Node.js in Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the hosting package that you are using. You can make this through 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 your account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can write the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port for the connection. You will be able to switch off or to restart each instance separately, if it is needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any web app that you host on our cloud hosting platform, due to the fact that it’s available with each and every package that we’re offering. You can specify the number of instances, or apps that can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can manage your semi-dedicated server. The only things that you will need to do after that will be to enter the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to choose the IP address that will be used to access this file. You can pick a dedicated IP address in case you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our system will also specify a random port. When you have the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you are able to view a given application’s output or to start/restart/shut down any of the instances that you’ve activated.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel offer Node.js by default and you can use this event-driven platform for each script-based web app that you host on the VPS. Since we have not imposed a limitation as to the number of instances that you can create, you can take full advantage of the power of our VPS servers and mix it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use, point-and-click GUI, so even if you’re not tech-savvy, you will not come across any difficulties while using the Node.js platform. You will just need to specify 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. In addition, our system will also select a port number to access the file and you will be able to see it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With just one mouse click, you will be able to see the output of your applications and to terminate or to restart any instance hosted on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to order one of our Linux dedicated servers for your script-driven web applications and if you select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure, you’ll be able to make use of Node.js at no extra fee, as this event-driven platform is included in our custom tool. Since our servers are amazingly powerful, you will enjoy excellent performance even if you manage numerous Node.js instances simultaneously. The configuration takes several mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it really easy for you to set up a new instance even if you have little or no experience. Indicating the .js file path and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you’ll have to do on your end and as soon as our system has specified a port to access that file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have created can be restarted or discontinued independently and you’ll get access to an exhaustive output log for each of the apps that use Node.js.