Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers small bits of information. For example, if a new user fills a signup form, as soon as any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is processed much faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one big hunk of information is then sent to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the website grows bigger and there are numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive browser-based video games or instant messengers, for example, and many companies, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Website Hosting

All Linux website hosting plans that we’re offering come with Node.js and you’re able to add this leading-edge platform to your account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can select the number of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/websites will utilize Node.js at the same time, and you can run as many instances as you wish. Hepsia will also allow you to choose the exact location of your .js application and to decide whether you will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port number set by our cloud platform. Also, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve created, modify the location of the .js app or see the output of the running instances with only a few mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via an exceptionally easy-to-navigate graphical interface.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based app running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform is included with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. In case you wish to use it for different web sites, you can enable more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel. The activation is as easy as adding the location of your .js file and selecting whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can use Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with such software. Our system will also specify a randomly generated port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use interface that will permit you to restart and to delete any of your existing instances, to create new ones or to check the output of your applications with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated servers on which our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly intuitive and user-friendly GUI, so even if you haven’t worked with 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 app’s content, you’ll have to add the path to the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to select the IP which they will use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will designate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no restriction as to the total number of instances that you can set up and use simultaneously and you will have complete control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to discontinue/reboot existing ones, to see the output log for each app, and so on.