Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that handle the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it surely does make a difference if a huge number of people are using a site at the very same time. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words websites that support fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the cloud hosting package that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can choose the number of instances that you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to restart each instance separately, if required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans include Node.js, so if you would like to run any real-time app on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to make use of the power that Node.js can give you with just several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so if you’d like to use Node.js for different sites, you’ll be able to choose the amount of available instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface, you will need to insert the path to the .js file for every instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will set a randomly generated port number to access your application and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also enable you to see the output of each of your apps or to stop/restart each instance separately.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-based applications at no extra charge in case you get one of our dedicated web hosting plans and select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via an intuitive interface, which will allow you to start/delete/restart any instance or to see the output of the application that uses it with only one mouse click. Even if you’re not very experienced, you’ll be able to make use of the platform, as all you will have to do to set it up is enter the location of the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared IP. A random port number will be designated automatically too and you will see the benefits of running Node.js momentarily. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to enjoy the best achievable performance.