Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output platform used for websites that support live communication. Some examples of such websites are online browser-based video game portals, live chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. Node.js processes the info sent between the website and its users in little bits, which accelerates the load speed and the performance of the website significantly. If a given form with three boxes should be filled out by a specific user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then submitted as one giant chunk of information to the 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. Therefore, much more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively in contrast with any conventional platform, which can have a huge influence on the site’s performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Node.js with every shared website hosting package offered by us, since the platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active web hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. Once you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose how many instances you want to order. One instance means that one application will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you like. A new menu will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to begin using Node.js, you will have to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection will pass through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to remove an instance and to view any given application’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, as it is is included with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the management tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. If you wish to employ Node.js for multiple web-based applications, you can select the amount of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you’ll have to include the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the particular application should go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you add can be rebooted or terminated independently and you can see your apps’ output with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very simple and user-friendly interface, so even if you’ve never worked with Node.js before, you will be able to take advantage of its true potential in just a couple of easy steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you will have to define the path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP which they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will allocate a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no constraint on the total amount of instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you’ll have total command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to terminate/restart existing ones, to check the output log for each application, and so on.