Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web apps that need live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can tremendously speed up the performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers small amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills out a signup form, once any info is inserted in one of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change when the site grows bigger and there’re a lot of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, interactive browser-based video games or web-based chat clients, for instance, and numerous corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

As Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which shared website hosting package you’ve chosen upon signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can add the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to acquire access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to stop it if you do not need it anymore. You will also acquire access to the output code with only a single mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform is offering, as it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you are able to add it to your account with several mouse clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. If you wish to employ Node.js for different web-based apps, you can choose the amount of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you’ll have to include the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the path to the particular application should go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or terminated separately and you can check your apps’ output with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated servers hosting on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a very intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to uncover its full potential in just a few easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to enter the directory path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP address that they will use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will select a random port that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any restriction as to the total amount of instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you will have total command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to cancel/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each application, etc.