Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable applications that need real-time communication between a server and the Internet users and can considerably accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and constantly delivers little bits of info. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, the moment any info is entered in any of the fields, it’s forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one giant chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change if the Internet site grows bigger and there’re plenty of persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, interactive browser-based video games or online chat software, for example, and lots of corporations, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the shared hosting plan that you are using. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You can choose how many instances 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 enter the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also specify a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to restart each instance independently, if it is necessary.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages support Node.js, so if you’d like to host any real-time app on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the power that Node.js can offer you with only a few clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for different websites, you will be able to pick the amount of active instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI, you will have to specify the path to the .js file for each instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Our platform will set a random port to access your app and you will see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also permit you to view the output of any of your applications or to delete/reboot each instance separately.