Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking I/O platform meant for websites which offer live communication. Some instances of such sites are online browser game portals, live chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform handles the info sent between the website and its users in small bits, which enhances the speed and the overall performance of the site noticeably. If a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled by a particular user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then submitted as one sizeable chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more info can be processed much faster and more efficiently in contrast to any other platform, which can have a remarkable influence on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by many of the largest IT firms like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

You will be able to make use of Node.js with every shared hosting package that we offer, as the platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing shared hosting account with a couple of mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you’d like to activate. One instance means that one application will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you need. A new menu will appear in the Control Panel shortly after that and to begin using Node.js, you’ll need to specify the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select if the connection will pass through the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to restart or to suspend an instance and to see any given app’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can activate it with just a few mouse clicks. In case you would like to use it for several Internet sites, you can add more instances through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as simple as indicating the folder path to your .js file and selecting if Node.js should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IP addresses, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also set a randomly generated port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular app. Hepsia has a simple-to-use GUI that will allow you to reboot and to deactivate any of your active instances, to get new ones or to check your apps’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Node.js is included with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to use the platform once your physical machine is assembled. As Hepsia is rather simple to work with, you’ll be able to make that without coming across any predicaments, even if you have never used the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is indicate the location of the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other sites. You can manage as many instances as you want on our astonishingly powerful dedicated servers and each of them can be managed separately – you’ll be able to start, to restart or to remove it, to view the output of the application using it, etc. This can be done through the user-friendly, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take full advantage of the power of Node.js with no effort.