Node.js is an event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web applications that need live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably accelerate the performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies tiny amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills out a signup form, once any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it’s sent to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the website expands and there are plenty of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time browser games or instant messengers, for instance, and a lot of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which shared website hosting package you’ve chosen upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you want to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared account, as well as to choose the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to cancel it if you don’t require it anymore. You’ll also obtain access to the output code with just a single click.

Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, because it’s available with all our packages and you are able to add it to your account with several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the management tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for multiple web-based apps, you can select the amount of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this service to your plan. After that, you’ll have to specify the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the access path to the given application will go through a dedicated IP address – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you add can be rebooted or removed independently and you can see your apps’ output with just several clicks.