Can I use node.js on a Web Hosting Hub server?

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FearTheCowboy / 11 Points
2011-12-27 9:22 am EST
I'm looking to move from PHP to node.js for my blog (and other sites).

Node.js is a lot more resource friendly (CPU usage/etc) than things like PHP, and scales *really* well.

Is there any way I can get node.js support? (at this point, I'd be ok if it was only cgi-based )

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13,688 Points
2011-12-27 6:35 pm EST
Hello FearTheCowboy,

Thank you for your question on using node.js. I'm sorry but node.js is not supported in the shared environment of Web Hosting Hub servers. This is due to the resources needed by the node program and that command line access would be needed to install and manage the node program.

I noticed that you're using WordPress for your blog. We do recommend a caching plugin such as WP Super Cache which can help to optimize your WordPress site.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.


Christi N.

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Has this position changed in the 8 years since it was written? I feel that NodeJS is a more widely used framework now and I personally want to use it on my site.
8 Points

2020-02-12 7:20 pm EST
Hello Robert,

NodeJS cannot be added as its requirements still can't be met. Web Hosting Hub was meant to be a quick and simple hosting solution without having the access and additional functionality you would find in other hosting servers. These requirements (as per Christi's answer above) require certain access levels and additional software in order to be used. If you want to use NodeJS, then we recommend getting a VPS or dedicated hosting server with someone like our sister company InMotion Hosting.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Kindest Regards,
Arnel C.
17,314 Points
2020-02-12 10:13 pm EST
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