Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O platform intended for websites which offer interactive communication. Several examples of such sites are web-based browser game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information exchanged between the website and its visitors in little bits, which improves the speed and the overall performance of the website significantly. If a certain form with three boxes is expected to be filled out by a particular user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then delivered as one big chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the moment it is entered, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more information can be handled much faster and more effectively in comparison to any other system, which can exert a serious effect on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Hosting

When you host a web application on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the hosting plan that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to choose how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be accessible through the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also specify a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to shut down or to restart each instance independently, if it is needed.

Node.js in Dedicated Servers

Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very simple and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used the Node.js platform before, you will be able to uncover its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will need to indicate the folder path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), while our system will select a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no limitation as to the total amount of instances that you can enable and use simultaneously and you will have full command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to check the output log for each application, and many others.