Node.js is an advanced, open-source, event-driven, input/output platform meant for websites which offer real-time communication. A few instances of such sites would be online browser-based video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. Node.js processes the info sent between the Internet site and its visitors in little bits, which boosts the loading speed and the performance of the website tremendously. If a given form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a particular user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then sent as one sizeable hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the second it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more information can be handled much faster and more effectively compared to any conventional platform, which can exert an immense effect on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by some of the top IT corporations such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

When you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared hosting package that you’re using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you want to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be 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 if that file will be accessible through the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You’ll be able to disable or to restart each instance separately, if it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform is offering, since it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you’d like to use Node.js for different web apps, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your plan. Then, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the path to the given app should go through a dedicated IP address – in case you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you run can be rebooted or cancelled separately and you can check your apps’ output with just a few clicks.

Node.js in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Node.js with each of the Linux VPS hosting services that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its own section where you can configure it with several mouse clicks even if you do not have any experience with such software, since Hepsia is quite intuitive and simple to navigate. All it takes to start a new Node.js instance is to include the directory 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 Virtual Private Server’s shared IP. A randomly generated access port number will be selected automatically as well. There won’t be any restrictions as to how many websites can use Node.js simultaneously, so you can use our VPS servers for multiple sites and enjoy a magnificent overall performance. Quick-access links in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section will allow you to start, to terminate or to reboot any Node.js instance separately and to check their output.

Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated web hosting on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very intuitive and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you have not used the Node.js platform before, you can uncover its full potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will have to specify the path to the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to select the IP address that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will designate a random port number that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any constraint as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can enable and run simultaneously and you will exert total control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to stop/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each application, and so on.