Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that require live interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can substantially accelerate the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides little bits of info. For example, if a new user fills in a signup form, the second any info is inserted in one of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is processed much faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the site expands and there are numerous individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based games or live chat portals, for instance, and a lot of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Web Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which web hosting plan you’ve selected at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can define the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to discontinue it if you do not require it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with just one mouse click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you decide to buy any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting for your script-powered apps and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order process, you’ll be able to make use of Node.js at no extra charge, as this platform is integrated into our in-house built Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are exceptionally powerful, you will enjoy excellent results even if you make use of multiple Node.js instances at the same time. The setup takes several clicks and Hepsia’s interface will make it very easy for you to create a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Adding the path to the .js file and selecting a shared or a dedicated IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and once our system has specified a port to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the instances that you’ve created can be restarted or deactivated separately and you’ll have access to a comprehensive output log for each of the apps that use the Node.js platform.