Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable web apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of Internet users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that unlike traditional platforms that handle the info in massive hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, if a user needs to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the second it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it indeed does make a difference if a huge number of users are browsing a site at the same time. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that need quick live communication.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

All shared web hosting plans offered by our company come with Node.js and you are able to add this innovative platform to your account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances for this particular upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/sites will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can order as many instances as you wish. Hepsia will also enable you to choose the precise location of your .js app and to choose whether you will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port selected by our cloud hosting system. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have created, modify the location of the .js application or see the output of the active instances with only several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using a very user-friendly GUI.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven web app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform is included with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. In case you would like to use it for several web sites, you can get more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as simple as entering the path to your .js file and choosing whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make use of Node.js even if you lack previous experience with similar software. Our system will also select a randomly generated port which will be used to access the .js file associated with the given application. Hepsia has an easy-to-use GUI that will allow you to reboot and to cancel any of your existing instances, to activate new ones or to check your apps’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of this platform for any script-driven application that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not imposed any limitation on the number of instances that you can run, you can take full advantage of the power of our Virtual Private Servers and combine it with the full capacity of Node.js. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point ‘n’ click interface, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you will not encounter any difficulties while working with the platform. You’ll just need to specify the directory path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. Furthermore, our system will also allocate a port number to access the file and you’ll be able to find it in the respective Control Panel section. With just one click, you will be able to check your applications’ output and to delete or to reboot any Node.js instance running on the Virtual Private Server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-navigate GUI, so even if you have not worked with Node.js before, you can take advantage of its true potential in only a few simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you will have to enter the path to the specific .js files that will use Node.js and to select the IP that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no restriction on the total number of instances that you can activate and run at the same time and you will have total command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to stop/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each application, and so on.