Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems which process the info in giant hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill a couple of fields on a site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the moment it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an immense number of people are browsing a site simultaneously. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be used are dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. sites that support fast live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with each cloud web hosting plan offered by us, since the platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing shared web hosting account with a couple of clicks. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select how many instances you wish to add. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you like. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to start using Node.js, you will need to define the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select if the connection should go through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also enable you to restart or to cancel an instance and to view the output of any given application.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full capacity of Node.js with any web-based app that you host on our cloud platform, due to the fact that it’s included with each and every package offered by us. You can indicate the number of instances, or applications which can use Node.js, from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can manage your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you will have to do after that will be to specify the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can pick a dedicated IP address in case you have one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our platform will also designate a random port number. When you have the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to view a given app’s output or to start/reboot/delete any of the instances that you have added.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make the most of the event-driven platform as soon as your physical server is set up. As Hepsia is quite simple to work with, you will be able to do that without experiencing any problem, even if you have never used the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is include the location of the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other web sites. You can activate as many instances as you want on our extremely powerful dedicated servers and each instance can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to reboot or to discontinue it, to check the output of the application using it, etc. This can be done via the simple-to-use, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make the most of the power of the Node.js platform effortlessly.