Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users much more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms that process the information in large chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, in case a user has to fill in a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it absolutely does make a difference if a large number of users are browsing a site simultaneously. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that need quick live communication.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

As Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which shared hosting package you’ve picked upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you want to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to insert the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to delete it in case you do not require it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just a click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to take advantage of the full capacity of Node.js with any web-based app that you host on our cloud hosting platform, due to the fact that it is included with each and every plan that we are offering. You can indicate the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can administer your account. The only things that you are expected to do after that will be to add the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to choose the IP address that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP if you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also allocate a random port number. With the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to check the output of a given app or to start/reboot/stop any of the instances that you have created.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available by default with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and imposes no restrictions with regard to the number of web sites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our VPS packages an optimal choice for setting up numerous real-time script-powered applications and for getting the most out of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for persons without any previous experience, so if you want to set up Node.js for any application, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to do it. You’ll only have to insert the folder path to the .js file in question and to select whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our system will also set a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to check the apps’ output and to reboot or to delete any of your instances using fast-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather intuitive and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you’ve never used the Node.js platform before, you can unleash its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to define the folder path to the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP address which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any limitation on the total amount of instances that you can activate and run simultaneously and you will exert full control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to create new ones or to delete/restart existing ones, to check the output log for each app, and many others.