Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and a large number of online users more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that unlike traditional systems that handle the information in massive hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it is entered, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it absolutely does make a difference if an enormous number of users are navigating a website at the same time. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words sites that support quick live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You will be able to select how many instances you’d 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 include the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if that file will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a port for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to restart each instance independently, if required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you’ll be able to use the full capacity of Node.js with any Internet application that you host on our cloud web hosting platform, since it comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package offered by us. You can specify the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can control your account. The only things that you’re expected to do after that will be to include the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP if you have one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our platform will also assign a random port number. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you’re able to see a given app’s output or to start/restart/cancel any of the instances that you have created.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available by default with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and involves no restrictions in regard to the number of Internet sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our VPS packages an excellent option for building different real-time script-powered applications and for taking full advantage of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for people with no prior experience, so if you wish to activate Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse to make this. You’ll simply have to insert the location of the .js file in question and to select whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a certain port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and will be able to make use of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to view the output of the apps and to reboot or to remove any of your instances using quick-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a pretty simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to unleash its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will have to define the path to the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP address that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will specify a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any limitation on the total amount of instances that you can set up and run simultaneously and you’ll have complete command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, and many others.