Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that require real-time communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably accelerate the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides tiny amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, as soon as any info is entered in any of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one large chunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site expands and there’re lots of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser-based video games or live chat portals, for instance, and plenty of companies, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js with each cloud web hosting package that we’re offering, as the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. Once you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can pick the number of instances that you wish to add. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you like. A new section will appear in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to define the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should proceed through the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to reboot or to turn off an instance and to see any given app’s output.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-managed VPS plans that we offer and you can set it up without the need to deal with any problem, even if you have never worked with it before, because the Hepsia Control Panel has an easy-to-navigate, point ‘n’ click interface, which will allow you to do anything with ease. The Node.js platform can be used for as many applications as you want, so you can make the most of your Internet sites by combining the power of our VPS servers with the performance that Node.js offers. You’ll need to add the directory path to the .js file in your VPS account and to select if it will use a dedicated IP address or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port that our system will assign randomly when you set up a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over all instances and, with just a click, you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot them, as well as to view the output of each app that uses the Node.js platform.