Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users much more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms that handle the info in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field once it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it certainly does make a difference when a huge number of users are using a site all at once. A couple of examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that need fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, irrespective of which web hosting plan you have selected upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to insert the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to pick the IP address to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to disable it in case you don’t require it anymore. You’ll also gain access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated servers support Node.js, so if you wish to run any real-time application on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can make use of the power that Node.js can offer you with only a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for multiple sites, you will be able to pick the amount of available instances, one instance being one application. Using Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface, you’ll have to indicate the location of the .js file for each instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Our platform will specify a random port number to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to view the output of each of your apps or to discontinue/reboot each instance independently.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered by default with each VPS server that comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and involves no limitations with regard to the number of sites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an optimal choice for running multiple real-time script-based applications and for getting the most out of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is intuitive enough even for users with no previous experience, so if you want to set up Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than several mouse clicks to do it. You will simply have to insert the location of the given .js file and to select if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our platform will also set a particular port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and ready to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time apps. Hepsia will permit you to view the apps’ output and to restart or to cancel any of your instances using quick-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to purchase any of our Linux dedicated service for your script-based applications and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order process, you will be able to make use of Node.js at no extra fee, as the platform is included in our custom-developed tool. Since our servers are unbelievably powerful, you’ll enjoy stunning results even if you use lots of Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration takes several mouse clicks and Hepsia’s graphical user interface will make it quite easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Entering the path to the .js file and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and as soon as our system has allocated a port to access that file, you’ll be all set. Any of the instances that you have activated can be rebooted or deactivated independently and you’ll be provided with access to an exhaustive output log for each app that uses Node.js.