Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to build scalable Internet apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms that process the info in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, if a user has to fill a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it actually does make a difference when an immense number of people are visiting a site at once. A couple of examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words websites that offer quick live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

If you host a web application on our cutting-edge cloud platform and you want to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you use. You can make this through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You will be able to choose how many instances you wish to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to restart each instance independently, if needed.

Node.js in VPS Servers

You can make use of Node.js with each of the VPS plans that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its very own section where you can set it up with a couple of clicks of the mouse even if you have no experience with such software, since Hepsia is truly intuitive and user-friendly. All it takes to activate a new Node.js instance is to indicate the directory path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated IP or your VPS’s shared IP. A random access port number will be assigned automatically too. There won’t be any limit as to how many Internet sites can use Node.js at once, so you can use our virtual servers for a lot of sites and enjoy an excellent performance. Quick-access controls in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section will enable you to start, to cancel or to reboot any instance separately and to see their output.