Node.js is an avant-garde, event-driven asynchronous input/output platform used for sites that offer real-time communication. Some examples of such sites would be online browser video game portals, live chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform handles the information transmitted between the website and its visitors in small bits, which accelerates the loading speed and the performance of the website significantly. If a given form with three boxes should be filled by a specific user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then delivered as one giant chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed once it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Therefore, much more information can be handled a lot faster and more efficiently in comparison with any traditional platform, which can have a noticeable influence on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Website Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which website hosting package you’ve chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to indicate the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to terminate it if you do not need it any longer. You’ll also get access to the output code with only a click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full potential of Node.js with any web app that you host on our cloud web hosting platform, as it is available with each and every package that we’re offering. You can add the number of instances, or applications which can use Node.js, via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can manage your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you will have to do after that will be to add the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to choose the IP that will be used in order to access this file. You can pick a dedicated IP address in case you’ve got one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our system will also designate a random port number. With the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you will be able to check a given application’s output or to start/restart/remove any of the instances that you have activated.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of this platform for each script-based application that you run on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t set a restriction as to the number of Node.js instances that you can create, you can use the power of our servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with, point ‘n’ click graphical interface, so even if you are not technically proficient, you will not come across any obstacles while working with the platform. You will simply need to specify the directory path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. What’s more, our system will also select a port to access this file and you’ll be able to find it in the corresponding section in the Control Panel. With only one mouse click, you will be able to check your apps’ output and to shut down or to restart any instance running on the VPS server.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has an amazingly simple and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used Node.js before, you’ll be able to unleash its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will need to insert the path to the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will designate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There is no constraint as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can set up and use simultaneously and you will have total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to order new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each app, and so on.