Node.js is an event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable apps that require live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can substantially enhance the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides small amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills out a subscription form, the second any info is entered in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one big hunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the site grows bigger and there’re many persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive browser games or online chat platforms, for instance, and lots of companies, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances that you’d like to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port number for the connection. You will be able to disable or to restart each instance independently, in case it is needed.

Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting

Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make use of this event-driven platform as soon as your machine is assembled. As the Hepsia Control Panel is exceptionally simple to use, you will be able to make that without experiencing any complications, even if you’ve never used Node.js before, since everything that you will have to do on your end is specify the location of the .js file that will use the Node.js platform 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 websites. You can manage as many instances as you want on our super-powerful machines and each of them can be managed separately – you’ll be able to start, to restart or to terminate it, to see the output of the application that uses it, etc. You can do this via the simple-to-work-with, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make full use of the power of the Node.js platform with no effort.