Node.js is an event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable applications that need real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can considerably improve the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides tiny amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, the second any information is entered in one of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one sizeable chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the site grows bigger and there are lots of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking websites, interactive browser-based video games or live chat applications, for example, and a lot of companies, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which shared website hosting package you’ve chosen at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to specify the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to delete it if you do not require it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with only a single mouse click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, due to the fact that it is is included with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you’re able to add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to employ Node.js for different web-based apps, you can pick the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you’ll have to insert the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done 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 whether the path to the specific app will go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you activate can be rebooted or removed independently and you can see your apps’ output with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to get one of our dedicated servers for your script-driven web apps and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order process, you will be able to make use of Node.js at no extra fee, since this event-driven platform is included in our in-house built Control Panel tool. As our servers are pretty powerful, you will enjoy great results even if you make use of plenty of Node.js instances at once. The setup requires several clicks of the mouse and the Hepsia Control Panel’s GUI will make it pretty easy for you to set up a new instance even if you’ve got little or no prior experience. Entering the .js file path and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you will need to do yourself and once our system has allocated a port number to access that file, you’ll be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve created can be restarted or removed separately and you will obtain access to an in-depth output log for each of the applications that use the Node.js platform.