Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms that process the information in sizeable chunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, if a user has to fill in a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it absolutely does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are visiting a site all at once. A few examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that support quick live communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
When you host a web app on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared hosting package that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you wish to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if that file will be accessible via the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our system will also allocate a port for the connection. You will be able to stop or to reboot each instance independently, in case it is needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, due to the fact that it is comes 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 semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes bundled with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you want to employ Node.js for different web-based applications, you can pick the amount of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you will need to add the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose if the access path to the given app should go through a dedicated IP – in case you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you run can be restarted or deactivated separately and you can view your apps’ output with only several clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can take full advantage of this event-driven platform for each script-powered app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. Since we haven’t put a limitation on the amount of instances that you can use, you can make the most of the power of our Virtual Private Servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving, point & click GUI, so even if you’re not tech-savvy, you will not come across any difficulties while using the platform. You’ll simply have to indicate the path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. In addition, our system will also specify a port to access this file and you’ll be able to see it in the respective Control Panel section. With only one click, you will be able to see the output of your applications and to shut down or to reboot any instance hosted on the server.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-driven software apps at no additional charge in case you order any of our dedicated service and pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP through an intuitive GUI, which will enable you to start/terminate/restart any Node.js instance or to check the output of the app that uses it with only one click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, since all you’ll have to do to activate it is add the directory path to the .js file and select the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated one. A random port will be set automatically as well and you will see the upsides of using Node.js instantly. By combining Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to use the full capacity of your apps and to enjoy the best possible performance.