Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to create scalable applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of online users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which process the information in massive hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill out a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In contrast, conventional 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 a single user, but it certainly does make a difference if an immense number of users are navigating a site at once. A few instances of sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. websites that support quick live communication.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting package you have picked during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you’d like to activate – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can define the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to deactivate it in case you don’t require it any longer. You’ll also obtain access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to use the platform once your machine is set up. Since Hepsia is quite easy to work with, you will be able to make that without the need to deal with any predicaments, even if you have never worked with Node.js before, as everything that you’ll have to do on your end is indicate the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other sites. You can run as many Node.js instances as you need on our astonishingly powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be managed separately – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to terminate it, to check the output of the app using it, etc. You can do this via the intuitive, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can use the power of the Node.js platform without effort.