Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable web applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and an immense number of Internet users more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems that handle the info in huge chunks, it handles everything in small bits. For example, if a user has to fill out a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field the moment it’s typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it certainly does make a difference if an enormous number of people are browsing a website at the same time. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that need quick live communication.

Node.js in Web Hosting

All web hosting that we’re offering support Node.js and you’re able to add this advanced event-driven platform to your account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can choose the amount of instances for this upgrade, i.e. how many different websites/platforms will utilize Node.js at once, and you can add as many instances as you want. Hepsia will also allow you to set the location of your .js application and to choose if you will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a random port allocated by our cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve added, edit the path to the .js application or see the active instances’ output with only several mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel using an extremely user-friendly graphical interface.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is included with all dedicated servers on which our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has an amazingly simple and easy-to-navigate GUI, so even if you have never used Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its true potential in only a couple of simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you will need to indicate the folder path to the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address which they will use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will select a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no limit as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and use at the same time and you will have total command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to terminate/restart existing ones, to see the output log for each application, etcetera.