Node.js is an event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides tiny amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a subscription form, the moment any information is entered in one of the boxes, it’s delivered to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one big hunk of information is then sent to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, things change in case the Internet site expands and there are plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, real-time browser-based games or instant messengers, for instance, and plenty of companies, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which shared website hosting package you have selected at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you want to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you can insert the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to choose the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to shut it down if you do not require it any longer. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with only a mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, since it is is included with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you can add it to your account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the management tool that comes bundled with each semi-dedicated server. If you’d like to employ Node.js for multiple web-based apps, you can pick the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you will need to specify the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the path to the particular application will go through a dedicated IP – in case you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you run can be restarted or deleted separately and you can view the output of your applications with only a few mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has an incredibly simple and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you have not worked with Node.js before, you can unleash its true potential in just a few simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will have to indicate the location of the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There is no restriction on the total amount of instances that you can activate and run simultaneously and you will have full command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to get new ones or to stop/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each app, etc.