Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to build scalable web apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a large number of users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that handle the information in massive hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For instance, in case a user has to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field as soon as it is inserted, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it indeed does make a difference if a large number of users are navigating a website at once. A few examples of sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words sites that need quick real-time interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, regardless of which shared hosting plan you have picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you can enter the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to obtain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to shut it down in case you do not require it anymore. You’ll also receive access to the output code with only a click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform is offered with all our packages and you can enable it with just several clicks. If you wish to use it for multiple sites, you can order more instances from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The activation is as simple as choosing the location of your .js file and choosing whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can use Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also choose a random port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific app. Hepsia has an easy to work with interface that will allow you to reboot and to deactivate any of your active instances, to get new ones or to see your apps’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is included as standard with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and involves no restrictions when it comes to the number of web sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our VPS packages an optimal choice for setting up numerous real-time Internet apps and for taking full advantage of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for people without any prior experience, so if you want to enable Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than several clicks to make this. You will just need to insert the folder path to the .js file in question and to choose whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our platform will also choose a particular port that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you will be all set and ready to make use of the full potential of your real-time apps. Hepsia will permit you to view the output of the applications and to reboot or to delete any of your instances using fast-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to use this platform once your dedicated server is set up. As the Hepsia Control Panel is rather easy to use, you’ll be able to do that without any difficulties, even if you haven’t worked with the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is add the directory path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other web sites. You can set up as many instances as you need on our extremely powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be controlled separately – you’ll be able to start, to restart or to delete it, to see the output of the application that uses it, etc. This can be done through the user-friendly, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make full use of the power of Node.js with no effort.