Node.js is an innovative, event-driven I/O platform intended for websites which support real-time communication. Some examples of such sites are online browser-based video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform handles the information sent between the site and its visitors in tiny bits, which improves the speed and the performance of the site noticeably. When some form with three boxes is expected to be filled by a specific user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then delivered as one giant hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second box. Thus, a lot more information can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently in contrast with any conventional system, which can exert an immense effect on the overall performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by many of the largest IT companies such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Web Hosting

When you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the web hosting package that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You can choose the number of instances that you wish to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be accessible through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated one. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You will be able to terminate or to restart each instance independently, if it is necessary.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

Node.js is available with all dedicated hosting that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you’ll be able to take full advantage of the event-driven platform as soon as your dedicated machine is assembled. As Hepsia is very user-friendly, you’ll be able to do that without the need to deal with any obstacles, even if you’ve never worked with the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll need to do on your end is define the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other web sites. You can manage as many Node.js instances as you need on our really powerful servers and each instance can be managed independently – you will be able to start, to restart or to discontinue it, to see the output of the application using it, etc. This can be done via the user-friendly, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take advantage of the power of the Node.js platform with no effort.