Node.js is a leading-edge, event-driven asynchronous input/output system used for Internet sites which offer interactive communication. Several examples of such websites would be online browser video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information sent between the site and its visitors in little bits, which improves the loading speed and the performance of the website noticeably. If a certain form with three boxes has to be filled out by a user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then forwarded as one sizeable hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. Thus, a lot more info can be handled much faster and more efficiently in contrast with any traditional platform, which can exert a considerable impact on the performance of the site. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You can choose how many instances you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible via the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also set a port for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to restart each instance separately, if it’s required.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js platform offers, because it is is included with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you are able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. If you’d like to employ Node.js for different web-based applications, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you’ll need to indicate the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the given app should go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you order can be rebooted or removed independently and you can see the output of your applications with only a few mouse clicks.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers for your script-powered web apps and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll be able to make use of Node.js at no extra charge, as the event-driven platform is incorporated into our custom Control Panel tool. Since our servers are quite powerful, you’ll get stunning results even if you run multiple Node.js instances at once. The configuration takes a couple of mouse clicks and Hepsia’s interface will make it amazingly easy for you to activate a new instance even if you have little or no experience. Adding the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you will need to do on your end and once our system has allocated a port number to access this file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have created can be rebooted or shut down separately and you will have access to a detailed output log for each of the applications that use the Node.js platform.