Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O platform devised for sites that offer live communication. Several examples of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. Node.js handles the information transmitted between the Internet site and its visitors in tiny bits, which boosts the load speed and the overall performance of the site considerably. When a certain form with three boxes should be filled out by a user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then submitted as one giant hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second box. Therefore, a lot more info can be processed much faster and more effectively compared to any conventional system, which can exert a noticeable influence on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by some of the leading IT firms such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Hosting

If you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud platform and you want to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the hosting package that you are using. This can be done from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You can choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You will be able to turn off or to restart each instance independently, in case it is required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js platform is offering, as it is available with all our plans and you’re able to add it to your account with several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account management tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you want to employ Node.js for different Internet apps, you can select the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you’ll need to include the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select whether the path to the specific app will go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you order can be rebooted or cancelled independently and you can see the output of your apps with only a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can run Node.js with each of the Linux VPS servers offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform will have its very own section where you can set it up with several clicks even if you haven’t got any experience with similar software, as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and simple to navigate. All it takes to activate a new Node.js instance is to include the folder path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP address that will be used to access it – a dedicated IP or your VPS’s shared IP address. A random access port will be assigned automatically as well. There won’t be any limitations as to the number of the websites that can use Node.js at once, so you can use our VPS servers for plenty of websites and enjoy a marvelous overall performance. Quick-access links in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section will enable you to start, to deactivate or to restart any Node.js instance independently and to see their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather simple and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you will be able to take advantage of its true potential in just a few easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will need to insert the folder path to the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP which they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will designate a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There isn’t any restriction as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can enable and run at the same time and you will exert total command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to see the output log for each app, etc.