Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can considerably improve the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides tiny amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills a subscription form, once any information is inserted in any of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one massive chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the processing time may be, things change in case the Internet site expands and there’re a lot of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, interactive browser-based video games or web-based chat systems, for instance, and plenty of companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web application that you have, regardless of which cloud website hosting plan you have selected during the registration process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you’d like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to specify the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to terminate it in case you do not require it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you’ll be able to use the full capacity of Node.js with any app that you host on our cloud platform, as it is included with each semi-dedicated hosting plan that we are offering. You can indicate the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can manage your account. The only things that you’ll need do after that will be to indicate the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address that will be used to access that file. You can select a dedicated IP address in case you have one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our system will also assign a randomly generated port. With the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you are able to check the output of a given application or to start/restart/delete any of the instances that you have added.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js comes with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-managed VPS web hosting service that we offer and you can set it up without any problem, even if you have not used it beforehand, since Hepsia offers a simple-to-use, point & click interface, which will allow you to do anything with ease. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-based apps as you like, so you can make the most of your Internet sites by mixing the power of our VPSs with the performance provided by the Node.js platform. You will have to specify the directory path to the .js file in your VPS account and to select if it will use a dedicated IP or your virtual server’s shared one and you will be all set. Accessing the file will be possible using a port number that our system will select randomly when you add a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will give you full control over all Node.js instances and, with just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot them, as well as to check the output of each application that uses the platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to use any of our Linux dedicated service for your script-driven web applications and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, as the platform is integrated into our in-house developed tool. As our servers are exceptionally powerful, you’ll enjoy superb performance even if you manage numerous Node.js instances at once. The configuration requires a few mouse clicks and Hepsia’s interface will make it quite easy for you to activate a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Adding the path to the .js file and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you will have to do on your end and as soon as our system has chosen a port number to access the .js file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve created can be restarted or terminated independently and you will acquire access to a detailed output log for each app that uses the Node.js platform.