Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O system used for Internet sites that offer real-time communication. Some instances of such sites are web-based browser game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. The platform handles the information transmitted between the Internet site and its visitors in tiny bits, which boosts the load speed and the overall performance of the website substantially. If a given form with 3 boxes has to be filled by a user, for instance, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then sent as one large chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed once it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Therefore, a lot more info can be processed much faster and more effectively in comparison to any conventional system, which can have a substantial impact on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being used by many of the biggest IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Hosting

When you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the hosting plan that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You will be able to select how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also designate a port for the connection. You will be able to terminate or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s required.

Node.js in Dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-driven web applications at no additional charge when you acquire any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and select the Hepsia hosting 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 interface, which will permit you to start/terminate/restart any Node.js instance or to check the output of the application which uses it with only one click of the mouse. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to make use of the Node.js platform, since all you’ll need to do to set it up is insert the location of the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated one. A random port will be assigned automatically too and you’ll notice the advantages of using Node.js momentarily. By combining Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to enjoy the best possible performance.