Node.js is an event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable applications that need real-time communication between a web server and the Internet users and can noticeably boost the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies small bits of info. For example, if a new user fills a subscription form, the moment any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one large hunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how small the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the site grows bigger and there are numerous persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time browser games or online chat software, for instance, and a lot of companies, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the web hosting package that you’re using. You can make this 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 several minutes after you add this service to your account. You can choose how many instances you’d like to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether that file will be accessible via the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port for the connection. You’ll be able to disable or to reboot each instance independently, in case it is needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you can set it up with just a few clicks. In case you would like to use it for multiple websites, you can order more instances from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The setup is as easy as including the path to your .js file and choosing if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can take full advantage of Node.js even if you lack previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also allocate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the .js file for the given application. Hepsia has an intuitive graphical interface that will permit you to restart and to deactivate any of your active instances, to add new ones or to see your apps’ output with just one click.
Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting
Node.js comes with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, you will be able to unveil its full potential in only a few simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to indicate the path to the given .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP which they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There is no limitation as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can enable and run simultaneously and you’ll have full control over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to terminate/reboot existing ones, to see the output log for each application, and many others.