Node.js is an event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that need live interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously speed up the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides tiny amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, once any information is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one massive chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change if the website expands and there are lots of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking portals, real-time web browser games or live chats, for instance, and a lot of companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js with every cloud hosting plan offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared hosting account with several mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose the number of instances that you’d like to activate. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you want. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection will go through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to restart or to stop an instance and to check any given app’s output.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js platform is offering, since it’s is included with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with several mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that’s included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to employ Node.js for different web-based applications, you can select the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you will have to include the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the path to the given application will go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you add can be restarted or deleted separately and you can check your applications’ output with only a couple of clicks.