Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system used for sites which offer real-time interaction. Several examples of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the info sent between the site and its users in small bits, which improves the speed and the performance of the website noticeably. If some form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a specific user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then submitted as one massive hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the second it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second box. Thus, a lot more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared with any other system, which can exert a noticeable effect on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being employed by some of the largest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

When you host a web application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you want to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also designate a port number for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to reboot each instance separately, in case it’s needed.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based web applications at no additional cost when you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans and pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel through an easy-to-use graphical interface, which will allow you to start/remove/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the app which uses it with just one click. Even if you aren’t very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you’ll have to do to activate it is indicate the path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated IP. A randomly generated port will be assigned automatically as well and you will see the benefits of running Node.js immediately. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to use the full capacity of your apps and to get the best possible performance.