Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need live interaction between a web server and the online users and can noticeably speed up the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers little amounts of information. For instance, if a new user fills a subscription form, the moment any info is inserted in any of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there are plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking websites, interactive browser-based games or live chats, for instance, and numerous companies, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared website hosting package that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to your account. You will be able to choose how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means that one app 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 select if that file will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also set a port number for the connection. You will be able to stop or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform has, because it’s available with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that is included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to employ Node.js for different web-based applications, you can pick the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your package. Then, you will have to insert the path to the .js file in your 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 whether the path to the specific app should go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you run can be rebooted or deleted independently and you can view your applications’ output with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to use one of our dedicated servers for your script-powered applications and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no additional cost, as this platform is included in our in-house built Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are quite powerful, you’ll enjoy stunning results even if you make use of plenty of Node.js instances simultaneously. The configuration requires a few clicks of the mouse and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it extremely easy for you to create a new instance even if you’ve got little or no experience. Entering the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you will have to do yourself and once our system has assigned a port number to access this file, you’ll be all set. Any of the instances that you have created can be rebooted or removed separately and you’ll be provided with access to an in-depth output log for each app that uses Node.js.