Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, I/O system built for sites which offer real-time interaction. Several examples of such websites are online browser-based video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. Node.js processes the information sent between the site and its visitors in little bits, which improves the load speed and the performance of the site considerably. If a certain form with three boxes is expected to be filled by a user, for instance, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then forwarded as one large hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the second it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. Thus, a lot more information can be handled a lot faster and more effectively in comparison to any conventional platform, which can exert a considerable effect on the performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by some of the leading IT firms like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our leading-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared hosting package you’ve selected upon registration. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to add the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to get access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to terminate it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also receive access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, as it is is included with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account management tool that is included with every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to use Node.js for multiple web apps, you can choose the amount of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you’ll need to specify the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the path to the given application will go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP. Each instance that you run can be rebooted or shut down separately and you can view the output of your apps with just a few clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated hosting on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used Node.js before, you can unveil its full potential in just a couple of easy steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will have to enter the location of the specific .js files that will use Node.js and to select the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will designate a random port number that will be used to access the files in question. There isn’t any constraint on the total number of Node.js instances that you can activate and use at the same time and you’ll exert total command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to revise the output log for each application, etc.