Node.js is an event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that require real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can considerably accelerate the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides small amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, the moment any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it is submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one giant hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change in case the site grows bigger and there’re many users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, real-time web browser-based video games or live chat apps, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, regardless of which shared web hosting package you’ve chosen during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you wish to activate – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to include the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to shut it down if you don’t need it anymore. You will also acquire access to the output code with just one click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Node.js, so if you want to run any real-time app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can take full advantage of the power that Node.js can give you with only a few clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you’d like to use Node.js for different Internet sites, you’ll be able to choose the number of running instances, one instance being one application. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface, you’ll have to specify the path to the .js file for every instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our platform will assign a randomly generated port to access your app and you will find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to view the output of any of your apps or to cancel/reboot each instance independently.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-powered apps at no additional charge when you obtain any of our dedicated servers and select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section via a simple-to-navigate interface, which will allow you to start/delete/restart any Node.js instance or to check the output of the application which uses it with only one click of the mouse. Even if you aren’t very experienced, you will be able to make use of the Node.js platform, as all you will need to do to set it up is include the location of the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated IP. A randomly generated port number will be selected automatically as well and you’ll notice the upsides of running Node.js straight away. By combining Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you can make use of the full capacity of your applications and to get the best conceivable performance.