Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of users more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that handle the information in giant hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on a website, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it actually does make a difference if a large number of people are visiting a website at the very same time. A couple of instances of websites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that need fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

All Linux website hosting that we offer include Node.js and you’ll be able to add this advanced platform to your shared web hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, in other words how many separate websites/platforms will make use of Node.js at the same time, and you can activate as many instances as you need. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to select the location of your .js application and to select if you will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a random port designated by our cloud hosting system. On top of that, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have added, edit the path to the .js app or see the running instances’ output with only a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel via a really simple-to-navigate GUI.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven web application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can set it up with only a few mouse clicks. If you would like to use it for different websites, you can add more instances from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as easy as adding the location of your .js file and choosing whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IP addresses, so you can take full advantage of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also specify a randomly generated port which will be used to access the .js file associated with the given application. Hepsia has an intuitive GUI that will allow you to restart and to shut down any of your existing instances, to create new ones or to see your apps’ output with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based software applications at no additional fee when you purchase one of our Linux dedicated web hosting and choose the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through a simple-to-use graphical interface, which will permit you to start/stop/reboot any Node.js instance or to view the output of the application that uses it with only one click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you have to do to set it up is insert the path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A random port will be selected automatically too and you will see the upsides of using Node.js instantaneously. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to get the best achievable performance.