Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable Internet apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a large number of online users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional systems that process the info in large hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For example, if a user has to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it surely does make a difference if a huge number of users are using a site all at once. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. sites that need fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host a web application on our advanced cloud hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to choose how many instances you want 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 specify the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether that file will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to disable or to restart each instance separately, if needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans offer Node.js, so if you’d like to host any real-time application on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can make use of the power that Node.js can give you with only several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so if you wish to use Node.js for multiple web sites, you’ll be able to choose the number of available instances, one instance being one application. Using Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate GUI, you’ll need to specify the path to the .js file for every instance and to select if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will select a randomly generated port number to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also allow you to view the output of any of your apps or to stop/reboot each instance separately.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is available with all Hepsia Control Panel-managed VPS plans offered by us and you can activate it without the need to deal with any problem, even if you’ve never worked with it before, because the Hepsia Control Panel offers a simple-to-use, point & click graphical interface, which will allow you to do anything effortlessly. The platform can be used for as many script-powered software applications as you want, so you can get the most out of your sites by mixing the power of our virtual servers with the performance that Node.js offers. You have to include the location of the .js file in your VPS account and to select if it will use a dedicated IP address or your virtual machine’s shared IP and you’ll be all set. The file can be accessed using a port that our system will generate randomly when you create a new Node.js instance. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over all Node.js instances and, with only one click, you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot them, as well as to see the output of each application that uses the Node.js platform.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-driven apps at no additional charge if you buy one of our dedicated web hosting plans and select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via an intuitive interface, which will allow you to start/discontinue/restart any Node.js instance or to view the output of the app which uses it with only one mouse click. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the platform, as all you have to do to set it up is include the location of the .js file and select the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared IP. A random port number will be selected automatically too and you’ll notice the upsides of running Node.js instantly. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to make use of the full potential of your apps and to enjoy the best achievable performance.