Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable web applications. It is 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 other platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms that process the info in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it truly does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are visiting a website all at once. A few instances of sites where Node.js can be employed are dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that support fast live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use Node.js with every shared hosting plan that we offer, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing shared account with a couple of mouse clicks. Once you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose the number of instances that you’d like to get. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you need. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to define the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose if the connection will go through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to stop an instance and to check any given application’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform is offering, because it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the management tool that’s included with every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to use Node.js for multiple web-based applications, you can pick the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you’ll have to add the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the path to the specific app will go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you add can be restarted or deactivated independently and you can check your applications’ output with only a few clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a pretty intuitive and user-friendly interface, so even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, you can uncover its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to include the folder path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP which they’ll use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will designate a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no limit on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can set up and run simultaneously and you will exert full command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to set up new ones or to cancel/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each application, and so on.