Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable applications that need real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can tremendously improve the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers little amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills out a signup form, as soon as any information is inserted in any of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there’re plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, real-time web browser-based games or online chat platforms, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already included it in 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 web hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which web hosting plan you’ve selected upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you want to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you can define the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to access that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to discontinue it if you do not require it any longer. You’ll also have access to the output code with just a single mouse click.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based web apps at no additional charge if you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through an easy-to-work-with interface, which will permit you to start/terminate/restart any Node.js instance or to check the output of the app which uses it with just a click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you’ll have to do to activate it is add the folder path to the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port will be assigned automatically as well and you’ll see the advantages of using Node.js right away. By combining the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to get the best conceivable performance.