Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that require real-time communication between a server and the Internet users and can significantly improve the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly supplies tiny bits of info. For example, if a new user fills a subscription form, once any info is entered in any of the boxes, it’s sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing time may be, things change when the website grows bigger and there’re lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive browser video games or online chat systems, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Hosting

As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web app that you have, regardless of which hosting package you have chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to include the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your account, as well as to choose the IP to acquire 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 Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to remove it if you don’t require it any longer. You will also obtain access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make use of the event-driven platform once your machine is assembled. Since the Hepsia Control Panel is extremely simple to work with, you will be able to make that without any complications, even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, as everything that you’ll need to do on your end is specify the path to the .js file that will use Node.js and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other web sites. You can manage as many Node.js instances as you wish on our unbelievably powerful dedicated servers and each of them can be controlled separately – you will be able to start, to restart or to deactivate it, to check the output of the application using it, etc. You can do this via the easy-to-work-with, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take advantage of the power of Node.js without efforts.