Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, I/O platform built for Internet sites that offer real-time interaction. Several instances of such sites are online browser game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform handles the info transmitted between the site and its visitors in small bits, which enhances the loading speed and the performance of the site significantly. When a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled by a specific user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then sent as one big chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the second it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second box. Therefore, much more information can be handled much faster and more efficiently in comparison to any conventional platform, which can have a tremendous impact on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT companies such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

If you host a web application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You will be able to choose how many instances you wish to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether that file will be accessible via the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You’ll be able to turn off or to restart each instance separately, if necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform comes bundled with all our packages and you can set it up with just several mouse clicks. If you wish to use it for different Internet sites, you can create more instances from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel. The setup is as simple as inserting the location of your .js file and choosing whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can use Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with similar software. Our system will also specify a randomly generated port that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific app. Hepsia has a simple-to-navigate graphical interface that will permit you to reboot and to cancel any of your existing instances, to add new ones or to see the output of your apps with just one click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is offered by default with each VPS server that comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no constraints when it comes to the number of websites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our VPS packages an excellent choice for building different real-time apps and for making the most of each of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for users without any prior experience, so if you would like to enable Node.js for any app, it will not take more than several clicks to make this. You’ll only have to insert the folder path to the .js file in question and to select if Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our system will also choose a specific port number that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you will be all set and will be able to make use of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to check the output of the apps and to reboot or to delete any of your instances using quick-access controls.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all Linux dedicated service on which our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a pretty simple and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you haven’t worked with the Node.js platform before, you can unleash its true potential in only a few simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll need to add the folder path to the particular .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP address that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will set a random port number that will be used to access the files in question. There isn’t any limit as to the total number of instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you will exert total command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to set up new ones or to delete/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.