Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of users more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms which handle the info in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the second it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. 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 remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it actually does make a difference if a huge number of users are visiting a website all at once. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that need fast live communication.

Node.js in Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with each hosting plan that we are offering, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing shared hosting account with several mouse clicks. After you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can pick how many instances you would like to add. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you want. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to insert the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to decide whether the connection will go through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to switch off an instance and to view the output of any given application.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, due to the fact that it’s available with all our semi-dedicated packages and you’re able to add it to your account with several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. If you want to employ Node.js for multiple Internet applications, you can select the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your package. Then, you will need to specify the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose whether the path to the specific application should go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you activate can be restarted or terminated independently and you can see your applications’ output with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated service on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you’ll be able to unveil its true potential in just a few simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to insert the location of the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will set a random port number that will be used to access these files. There is no limit on the total number of Node.js instances that you can enable and use at the same time and you’ll have full control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to cancel/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each app, and so on.