Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that need real-time interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously speed up the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly supplies small amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills out a signup form, the second any info is entered in any of the boxes, it’s sent to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing time may be, things change in case the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time web browser-based games or web-based chat clients, for instance, and plenty of companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a web app on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you want to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable through the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a port for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to reboot each instance separately, if it’s necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Node.js, so in case you want to run any real-time app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to make use of the power that the system can give you with just several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so if you’d like to use Node.js for multiple web sites, you will be able to select the amount of available instances, one instance being one application. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface, you will need to specify the path to the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. Our platform will set a randomly generated port number to access your app and you’ll find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. Hepsia will also enable you to view the output of each of your applications or to deactivate/restart each instance independently.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-powered web applications at no additional cost if you get any of our dedicated web hosting plans and pick the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP through an intuitive GUI, which will permit you to start/stop/restart any Node.js instance or to check the output of the application that uses it with only one click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the platform, since all you need to do to set it up is define the folder path to the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port will be selected automatically as well and you will see the benefits of using Node.js momentarily. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full potential of your apps and to enjoy the best possible performance.