Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that require real-time communication between a server and the online users and can substantially speed up the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies little amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills a registration form, the second any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it’s delivered to the server even if the other boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then sent to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, things change when the site expands and there are many users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive web browser-based video games or live chat applications, for example, and many corporations, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js with each and every shared hosting package that we are offering, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared web hosting account with a couple of clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you’d like to order. One instance means that one app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you like. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel shortly after that and to begin using Node.js, you’ll need to define the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose whether the connection will go through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to reboot or to stop an instance and to view any given app’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server package through us, you’ll be able to use the full potential of Node.js with any Internet app that you host on our cloud web hosting platform, because it is available with each package that we offer. You can specify the number of instances, or apps that can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can manage your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you will need to do after that will be to enter the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select the IP that will be used in order to access this file. You can select a dedicated IP in case you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our system will also assign a random port number. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you can view a given app’s output or to start/restart/terminate any of the instances that you’ve added.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available with all Hepsia Control Panel-managed VPS hosting service that we are offering and you can set it up without having to deal with any difficulty, even if you have never used it before, because the Hepsia Control Panel has a simple-to-navigate, point-and-click GUI, which will allow you to do anything without efforts. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-based software applications as you want, so you can make the most of your sites by combining the power of our Virtual Private Servers with the performance provided by Node.js. You’ll need to indicate the path to the .js file within your VPS account and to select if it will use a dedicated IP address or your VPS server’s shared one and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port number that our system will assign randomly when you add a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will grant you total control over all instances and, with just one mouse click, you’ll be able to start, to remove or to restart them, as well as to see the output of each application that uses the Node.js platform.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers on which our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you will need to insert the directory path to the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address which they’ll use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will assign a random port number that will be used to access the files in question. There is no restriction as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you will exert full control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to set up new ones or to stop/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each app, etcetera.