Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable applications that need real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can tremendously speed up the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers tiny amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills out a subscription form, once any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change when the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time browser video games or live chat apps, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

If you host a web application on our advanced cloud hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the web hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also assign a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will 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 is available with each semi-dedicated package offered by us. You can indicate the number of instances, or apps that can use Node.js, through the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’re expected to do after that will be to insert the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to select the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can pick a dedicated IP in case you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses. Our system will also select a randomly generated port number. Using the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you can see the output of a given application or to start/reboot/terminate any of the instances that you’ve added.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All Linux VPS plans that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can take full advantage of the platform for each web application that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not imposed any limitation on the amount of Node.js instances that you can add, you can make full use of the power of our virtual servers and mix it with the full potential of Node.js. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use, point & click graphical interface, so even if you aren’t tech-savvy, you will not need to deal with any obstacles while working with the platform. You will just need to insert the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. In addition, our system will also assign a port to access this file and you’ll be able to see it in the corresponding section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to check your applications’ output and to cancel or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the Virtual Private Server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-powered web apps at no additional fee when you acquire any of our dedicated web hosting plans and select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through a simple-to-use graphical interface, which will allow you to start/deactivate/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the application which uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you aren’t very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you will have to do to activate it is specify the folder path to the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared IP. A randomly generated port number will be allocated automatically too and you’ll notice the benefits of running Node.js instantaneously. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to get the best achievable performance.