Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O platform intended for websites which offer live communication. Several instances of such websites would be web-based browser video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. Node.js handles the info sent between the site and its visitors in small bits, which improves the load speed and the performance of the site substantially. If a given form with three boxes is expected to be filled out by a user, for instance, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then submitted as one large chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. In this way, much more information can be handled much faster and more effectively compared with any traditional system, which can exert a great effect on the site’s performance. Node.js is already being used by many of the biggest IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

If you host a web application on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you wish to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can write the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether that file will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s needed.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform comes with all our plans and you can enable it with only a couple of mouse clicks. If you would like to use it for multiple web sites, you can enable more instances from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The configuration is as simple as adding the path to your .js file and choosing if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can use Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also allocate a random port that will be used to access the .js file for the specific app. Hepsia has a simple-to-use graphical interface that will allow you to reboot and to remove any of your running instances, to order new ones or to see your applications’ output with just one single click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to take full advantage of this event-driven platform as soon as your server is assembled. Since Hepsia is pretty simple to use, you will be able to make that without any complications, even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll need to do on your end is enter the location of the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP that will be used to access this file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other web sites. You can manage as many Node.js instances as you need on our ultra-powerful servers and each instance can be controlled independently – you will be able to start, to reboot or to remove it, to check the output of the app using it, etc. This can be done via the user-friendly, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of Node.js without effort.