Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable apps that require live interaction between a server and the online users and can significantly enhance the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides little amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills in a signup form, as soon as any information is entered in any of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled much faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based games or online chat clients, for example, and lots of corporations, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our innovative cloud platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the web hosting plan that you use. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You can choose the number of instances that you wish to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port number for the connection. You will be able to cancel or to reboot each instance separately, if it is needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, because it is available with all our plans and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account management tool that is included with every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for different web-based applications, you can select the amount of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your package. After that, you’ll have to add the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the path to the particular app will go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you run can be rebooted or shut down independently and you can see your apps’ output with only several clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a pretty intuitive and easy-to-navigate GUI, so even if you’ve never worked with the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to unveil its true potential in just a few simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will need to insert the path to the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no limit as to the total number of instances that you can enable and use at the same time and you will have complete command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to order new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each application, and so on.