Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that process the info in large hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the second it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it truly does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are navigating a site all at once. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that offer fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades section 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 feature to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also designate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full capacity of Node.js with any web app that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, because it is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan offered by us. You can indicate the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, from the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’re expected to do after that will be to add the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select the IP address that will be used to access this file. You can pick a dedicated IP in case you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our platform will also set a random port number. When you have the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you’re able to check a given application’s output or to start/reboot/stop any of the instances that you’ve activated.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to take advantage of the event-driven platform once your machine is up and running. Since Hepsia is very easy to work with, you will be able to do that without encountering any predicaments, even if you haven’t used Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is add the location of the .js file that will use the platform and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other sites. You can manage as many instances as you like on our powerful machines and each instance can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to reboot or to discontinue it, to check the output of the application that uses it, etc. This can be done via the intuitive, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make full use of the power of the Node.js platform effortlessly.