Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web applications that require live communication between a web server and the online users and can substantially speed up the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly supplies tiny bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills in a signup form, once any information is entered in one of the boxes, it’s forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one sizeable chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive web browser-based video games or online chat platforms, for example, and lots of corporations, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

You can use Node.js with every web hosting plan offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active hosting account with several clicks. Once you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you’d like to add. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you need. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel soon after that and to begin using Node.js, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use it and to select whether the connection should proceed through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to reboot or to stop an instance and to check the output of any given application.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform offers, as it is available with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you’re able to add it to your account with several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that’s included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to use Node.js for multiple web-based apps, you can choose the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your plan. After that, you will have to indicate the path to 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 select whether the path to the specific app should go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP. Each instance that you add can be restarted or terminated independently and you can view the output of your applications with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can use the event-driven platform for any script-driven app that you host on the VPS. As we have not imposed a limit as to the amount of Node.js instances that you can add, you can make full use of the power of our VPSs and combine it with the full potential of Node.js. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point & click interface, so even if you aren’t tech-savvy, you won’t have to deal with any difficulties while working with the Node.js platform. You will only have to add the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. Furthermore, our system will also set a port to access this file and you’ll be able to see it in the corresponding section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to check the output of your apps and to deactivate or to reboot any instance running on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-powered applications at no extra cost if you buy one of our dedicated servers and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP through a simple-to-use graphical interface, which will enable you to start/stop/restart any Node.js instance or to view the output of the application which uses it with just one mouse click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to make use of the platform, since all you’ll have to do to activate it is enter the folder path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared IP. A randomly generated port will be set automatically as well and you will notice the advantages of using Node.js straight away. By combining the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to make the most of the full potential of your applications and to enjoy the best possible performance.