Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable apps that need real-time communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably improve the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly provides tiny amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, the moment any information is inserted in any of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there are a lot of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, interactive browser-based video games or instant messaging clients, for instance, and numerous companies, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting plans that we offer include Node.js and you will be able to add this cutting-edge event-driven platform to your shared web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, i.e. how many different sites/platforms will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can order as many instances as you need. Hepsia will also enable you to pick the precise location of your .js application and to decide whether you will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port chosen by our cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve created, change the location of the .js application or view the output of the running instances with only a few clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using an amazingly user-friendly graphical interface.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform is available with all our plans and you can activate it with only a few clicks. In case you would like to use it for multiple Internet sites, you can enable more instances through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as easy as choosing the path to your .js file and selecting whether the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you lack previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also set a random port that will be used to access the .js file for the specific application. Hepsia has an easy-to-navigate GUI that will permit you to reboot and to deactivate any of your existing instances, to get new ones or to view your applications’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to use any of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-driven applications and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no extra cost, since the event-driven platform is integrated into our custom Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are very powerful, you will enjoy excellent performance even if you host multiple Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration requires a few mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s user interface will make it incredibly easy for you to set up a new instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Entering the path to the .js file and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do on your end and as soon as our system has specified a port to access that file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve activated can be restarted or terminated independently and you’ll get access to a detailed output log for each app that uses Node.js.