Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system designed for sites which support real-time communication. A few instances of such sites would be online browser-based game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information exchanged between the Internet site and its users in small bits, which boosts the loading speed and the overall performance of the site substantially. When a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled out by a user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled out and their entire content is then delivered as one giant hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed as soon as it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second box. Therefore, much more information can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently compared with any conventional system, which can exert a remarkable effect on the performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by many of the leading IT firms like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Website Hosting

As Node.js is available on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which website hosting plan you have picked at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you want to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you’ll be able to specify the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to stop it if you do not want it anymore. You’ll also gain access to the output code with only one click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, since it’s available with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you’re able to add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account management tool that is included with each semi-dedicated server. In case you want to employ Node.js for multiple Internet apps, you can pick the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your package. After that, you will have to indicate the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the access path to the specific application should go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you run can be restarted or stopped independently and you can see the output of your applications with only a few mouse clicks.

Node.js in VPS Hosting

All Linux VPS hosting that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of this platform for each script-powered web app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. As we haven’t put any limit as to the number of instances that you can run, you can take advantage of the power of our VPSs and mix it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you’re not tech-savvy, you will not need to deal with any problems while working with the Node.js platform. You will just need to include the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. Furthermore, our system will also select a port number to access this file and you will be able to see it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With just a click, you’ll be able to check the output of your applications and to stop or to reboot any instance running on the VPS.

Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you decide to purchase one of our Linux dedicated web hosting for your script-based apps and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will be able to use Node.js at no extra charge, as the platform is built into our in-house built tool. Since our servers are very powerful, you will get great performance even if you run multiple Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration takes several mouse clicks and Hepsia’s GUI will make it rather easy for you to activate a new instance even if you have little or no experience. Inserting the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and as soon as our system has specified a port to access that file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you’ve activated can be rebooted or removed independently and you’ll be given access to an exhaustive output log for each app that uses Node.js.