Node.js is an event-driven runtime system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly delivers tiny amounts of information. For instance, if a new user fills in a signup form, the second any info is entered in one of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one massive hunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change when the Internet site expands and there’re many persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive web browser video games or online chat applications, for example, and a lot of companies, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

When you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to choose how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means one application 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 web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a port number for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to restart each instance independently, in case it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform has, due to the fact that it is comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can add it to your account with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server management tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you want to employ Node.js for different Internet apps, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this service to your package. After that, you will need to add 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 Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the access path to the particular application will go through a dedicated IP address – if you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or discontinued separately and you can view the output of your applications with just a few mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-driven web apps at no extra fee when you obtain one of our dedicated servers and choose the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel through an easy-to-use GUI, which will enable you to start/delete/reboot any instance or to check the output of the application that uses it with only one mouse click. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, since all you will have to do to set it up is define the path to the .js file and select the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port number will be set automatically too and you’ll see the upsides of running Node.js momentarily. By combining Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you can make use of the full capacity of your apps and to get the best achievable performance.