Node.js is an advanced, event-driven asynchronous input/output system used for Internet sites that support real-time interaction. A few examples of such websites are online browser-based game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform handles the information exchanged between the Internet site and its visitors in small bits, which boosts the loading speed and the performance of the website substantially. If a given form with three boxes is expected to be filled out by a user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then forwarded as one large hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the second it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more information can be handled much faster and more efficiently compared with any conventional platform, which can exert a remarkable influence on the performance of the site. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, regardless of which website hosting plan you have picked during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you want to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to specify the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to discontinue it if you do not want it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with just one click.

Node.js in VPS Servers

Node.js is available by default with each VPS server that comes with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and imposes no constraints when it comes to the number of sites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our VPS packages an ideal solution for running numerous real-time Internet apps and for taking full advantage of each of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for persons with no previous experience, so if you’d like to activate Node.js for any application, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to make this. You will simply need to insert the path to the given .js file and to select if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP or a dedicated IP. Our platform will also specify a certain port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and ready to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to check the applications’ output and to reboot or to cancel any of your instances using quick-access buttons.