Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can significantly speed up the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly supplies small amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a subscription form, as soon as any info is inserted in one of the fields, it’s forwarded to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one massive chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the site expands and there are plenty of people using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking websites, real-time browser video games or online chat software, for instance, and a lot of corporations, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
When you host a web app on our cutting-edge cloud platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you use. You can make this through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port number for the connection. You will be able to turn off or to reboot each instance separately, if it is necessary.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, because it’s available with all our semi-dedicated packages and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to use Node.js for multiple web applications, you can choose the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re 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 show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the particular application should go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you run can be rebooted or discontinued independently and you can view the output of your applications with only a couple of clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is included as standard with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no limitations regarding the number of websites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our Virtual Private Server packages an optimal choice for hosting multiple real-time apps and for making the most of each of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for users with no prior experience, so if you wish to set up Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than a few mouse clicks to do it. You will simply need to specify the folder path to the given .js file and to select whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a certain port number that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you will be all set and ready to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time apps. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to view the output of the apps and to restart or to delete any of your instances using quick-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to use one of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-based software apps and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no extra fee, since the platform is built into our in-house developed tool. Since our servers are amazingly powerful, you will enjoy stunning results even if you host multiple Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration takes a few clicks and Hepsia’s user interface will make it exceptionally easy for you to set up a new instance even if you have little or no experience. Specifying the path to the .js file and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you’ll need to do on your end and as soon as our system has selected 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 deleted independently and you will get access to an in-depth output log for each of the applications that use the Node.js platform.