Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable apps. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of online users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms which handle the info in huge hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For instance, if a user has to fill in several fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it really does make a difference if a large number of users are using a website all at once. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick live communication.

Node.js in Hosting

If you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the hosting plan that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you’d like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can write the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether that file will be accessible via the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also specify a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to delete or to restart each instance independently, if it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any web-based app that you host on our cloud platform, due to the fact that it is available with each semi-dedicated package that we offer. You can indicate the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’ll have do after that will be to insert the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that will be used to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP address if you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our system will also specify a randomly generated port number. With the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you’re able to see the output of a given application or to start/restart/delete any of the instances that you have created.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Node.js with each of the Linux VPS servers offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its own section where you can set it up with a few mouse clicks even if you’ve got no experience with similar software, as Hepsia is quite intuitive and user-friendly. All it takes to activate a new Node.js instance is to insert the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP. A random access port will be designated automatically as well. There won’t be any limitations as to the number of the sites that can use Node.js at once, so you can use our Virtual Private Servers for lots of sites and enjoy a wonderful performance. Quick-access controls in the Node.js section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to start, to discontinue or to restart any Node.js instance independently and to view their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated service on which our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has an incredibly simple and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you will be able to take advantage of its full potential in only a couple of easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will need to insert the directory path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will allocate a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no limit on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you’ll have total control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to discontinue/reboot existing ones, to review the output log for each app, and so on.