Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can significantly accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly supplies little bits of info. For example, if a new user fills a signup form, the moment any information is inserted in one of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change if the website grows bigger and there’re a lot of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser-based video games or live chat clients, for example, and a lot of companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You can choose how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to restart each instance independently, if it is needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you’ll be able to make use of the full capacity of Node.js with any app that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, as it is available with each semi-dedicated plan offered by our company. You can add the number of instances, or applications which can use Node.js, through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can manage your account. The only things that you will have to do after that will be to specify the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to select the IP that will be used in order to access this file. You can select a dedicated IP if you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also designate a random port number. When you have the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you can see a given application’s output or to start/reboot/cancel any of the instances that you have added.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-driven software apps at no extra charge in case you order any of our Linux dedicated servers and select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via a user-friendly interface, which will permit you to start/deactivate/reboot any Node.js instance or to see the output of the application that uses it with only a click. Even if you aren’t very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to make use of the platform, since all you’ll have to do to set it up is specify the path to the .js file and pick the IP that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared IP. A random port will be selected automatically as well and you will see the upsides of running Node.js instantaneously. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to make use of the full capacity of your apps and to enjoy the best achievable performance.