Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable apps that need real-time communication between a server and the online users and can substantially enhance the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers little bits of information. For example, in case a new user fills out a signup form, the second any info is inserted in any of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one sizeable hunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing time may be, things change if the site grows bigger and there’re numerous persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, interactive web browser video games or live chat portals, for instance, and numerous corporations, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host a web app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You can choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to restart each instance separately, if required.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js platform has, because it is available with all our packages and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. In case you would like to employ Node.js for different Internet apps, you can choose the amount of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your package. Then, you will have to indicate the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the particular app should go through a dedicated IP – in case you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or deleted separately and you can see the output of your apps with just a couple of clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js comes with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS servers that we are offering and you can activate it without any problem, even if you have never worked with it beforehand, since the Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-navigate, point ‘n’ click interface, which will allow you to do anything without effort. The platform can be used for as many web apps as you want, so you can get the most out of your sites by combining the power of our virtual machines with the performance that Node.js offers. You need to include the folder path to the .js file within your VPS account and to select whether it will use a dedicated IP or your virtual machine’s shared IP and you will be all set. Accessing the file will be possible using a port number that our system will assign randomly when you activate a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over all instances and, with only one click of the mouse, you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot them, as well as to see the output of each app that uses the platform.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to use one of our dedicated servers for your script-driven web apps and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, since this event-driven platform is included in our custom-built tool. Since our dedicated servers are really powerful, you will enjoy great results even if you run lots of Node.js instances at the same time. The setup requires a few mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s user interface will make it very easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no experience. Inserting the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do on your end and once our system has designated a port number to access the .js file, you’ll be all set. Any of the instances that you have activated can be restarted or shut down separately and you will be given access to an exhaustive output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.