Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O system built for sites which support real-time interaction. Some instances of such websites would be online browser-based video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information sent between the site and its users in little bits, which boosts the loading speed and the overall performance of the site significantly. If a given form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a specific user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then submitted as one big hunk of information to the web 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 one. In this way, much more info can be handled a lot faster and more efficiently compared with any other platform, which can exert a serious impact on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the top IT companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Web Hosting

You can make use of Node.js with each web hosting plan that we are offering, as the platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active hosting account with a few mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select how many instances you want to get. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you wish. A new menu will appear in the Control Panel soon afterwards and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to insert the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose if the connection will proceed through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to switch off an instance and to view any given application’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can set it up with just a few clicks. If you’d like to use it for multiple sites, you can enable more instances via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as easy as adding the folder path to your .js file and choosing whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared ones, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also designate a random port that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific app. Hepsia has a user-friendly graphical interface that will permit you to reboot and to delete any of your running instances, to add new ones or to check your applications’ output with just a click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is offered with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a rather simple and easy-to-navigate interface, so even if you have never worked with Node.js before, you can unleash its true potential in just a few easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will have to enter the directory path to the specific .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will set a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can enable and run at the same time and you’ll exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to delete/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each application, and so on.