Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web apps that require live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can substantially speed up the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and constantly delivers small amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills in a signup form, as soon as any info is entered in any of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is handled a lot faster. In comparison, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one sizeable hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change when the website grows bigger and there are numerous users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time browser-based video games or live chat platforms, for instance, and a lot of companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our avant-garde cloud platform and you want to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done via 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 service to the account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you wish to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be accessible via the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to restart each instance separately, if needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any web app that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, because it is available with each semi-dedicated plan that we’re offering. You can specify the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can control your account. The only things that you’ll need do after that will be to include the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to pick the IP address that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP in case you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also specify a randomly generated port. Using the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you are able to see the output of a given app or to start/restart/terminate any of the instances that you have added.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available with all Hepsia Control Panel-equipped VPS web hosting service offered by our company and you can set it up without any obstacles, even if you’ve never used it beforehand, because the Hepsia Control Panel offers an intuitive, point & click interface, which will allow you to do anything without any effort. The platform can be used for as many web applications as you like, so you can make the most of your web sites by mixing the power of our virtual machines with the performance that the Node.js platform offers. You have to indicate the folder path to the .js file in your VPS account and to select if it will use a dedicated IP or your Virtual Private Server’s shared one and you’ll be all set. Accessing the file will be possible using a port number that our system will set randomly when you activate a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over all instances and, with just a click, you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart them, as well as to view the output of each application that uses the Node.js platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make use of this platform once your physical machine is set up. Since Hepsia is pretty intuitive, you’ll be able to do that without having to deal with any obstacles, even if you have never worked with Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is include the directory path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP that will be used to access this file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other Internet sites. You can run as many Node.js instances as you need on our ultra-powerful servers and each instance can be controlled independently – you’ll be able to start, to restart or to cancel it, to see the output of the app that uses it, etc. This can be done through the user-friendly, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take advantage of the power of the Node.js platform without any effort.