Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O system meant for websites which support real-time communication. Some instances of such sites would be online browser-based game portals, web-based chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform handles the info exchanged between the website and its users in little bits, which boosts the load speed and the performance of the website considerably. When a given form with three boxes has to be filled by a specific user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then delivered as one massive chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the second it is entered, before the user types anything in the second box. Thus, much more info can be handled a lot faster and more effectively compared to any conventional platform, which can have a huge influence on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by many of the largest IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting that we offer support Node.js and you are able to add this avant-garde event-driven platform to your shared web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, i.e. how many different platforms/websites will utilize Node.js simultaneously, and you can activate as many instances as you wish. Hepsia will also allow you to specify the path to your .js app and to choose if you’ll use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a random port number selected by our cloud platform. Furthermore, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve added, change the path to the .js application or view the output of the active instances with only a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel via a very intuitive GUI.

Node.js in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can take advantage of the event-driven platform for each script-powered web app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t put a limitation on the number of Node.js instances that you can set up, you can take full advantage of the power of our virtual servers and mix it with the full capacity of Node.js. The setup is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use, point-and-click graphical interface, so even if you aren’t technically experienced, you won’t have to deal with any obstacles while working with the platform. You’ll only have to indicate the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. Furthermore, our system will also choose a port number to access the file and you will be able to see it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With only one mouse click, you’ll be able to view your applications’ output and to delete or to reboot any instance running on the VPS server.