Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable web applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of online users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems which process the information in sizeable chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field as soon as it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it actually does make a difference when an enormous number of people are visiting a website simultaneously. A few examples of sites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that support fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Web Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you’ve got, irrespective of which web hosting package you have chosen during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you want to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to indicate the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to remove it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also gain access to the output code with only a click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software application running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform comes with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can order it with only a few clicks. If you wish to use it for multiple sites, you can activate more instances through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as simple as inserting the location of your .js file and selecting if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared ones, so you can use Node.js even if you lack previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also choose a randomly generated port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the given application. Hepsia has an intuitive GUI that will allow you to reboot and to shut down any of your existing instances, to add new ones or to view the output of your apps with just one single click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All Linux VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can use the platform for each web-based app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not set any restriction as to the number of instances that you can get, you can take full advantage of the power of our VPSs and combine it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving, point & click GUI, so even if you are not technically experienced, you won’t need to deal with any problems while working with the Node.js platform. You will simply need to add the path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What’s more, our system will also select a port to access this file and you will be able to see it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With only a click, you’ll be able to see the output of your apps and to shut down or to restart any Node.js instance hosted on the server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make the most of this platform as soon as your dedicated server is assembled. Since the Hepsia Control Panel is rather simple to work with, you will be able to make that without having to deal with any complications, even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is define the folder path to the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other websites. You can run as many Node.js instances as you wish on our super-powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be controlled independently – you will be able to start, to reboot or to discontinue it, to check the output of the application using it, etc. This can be done via the user-friendly, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make the most of the power of Node.js effortlessly.