Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and an immense number of Internet users much more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms which handle the info in large chunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, in case a user has to fill a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it certainly does make a difference when an immense number of individuals are browsing a site at the very same time. A few instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words sites that support fast live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to make use of Node.js with every shared web hosting plan offered by us, as the platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared web hosting account with a couple of clicks. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose how many instances you would 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 need. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you will need to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection will proceed through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to reboot or to deactivate an instance and to check any given application’s output.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is included by default with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no constraints in regard to the number of websites that can use it at any given time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an optimal option for setting up multiple real-time script-powered web applications and for taking full advantage of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for individuals without any prior experience, so if you want to activate Node.js for any app, it will not take more than several clicks to do it. You will only have to add the location of the given .js file and to select whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a certain port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to make use of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to see the apps’ output and to reboot or to discontinue any of your instances using fast-access buttons.