Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms that handle the information in large chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user has to fill a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field the moment it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it indeed does make a difference when an enormous number of people are navigating a website at once. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that offer fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a web application on our advanced cloud platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you use. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can choose how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also specify a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to reboot each instance independently, in case it’s necessary.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you’ll be able to make use of the full capacity of Node.js with any web app that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, due to the fact that it comes with each semi-dedicated server package offered by our company. You can specify the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can administer your account. The only things that you are expected to do after that will be to include the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to choose the IP that will be used in order to access this file. You can choose a dedicated IP in case you have one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our system will also allocate a random port number. Using the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you’re able to view the output of a given app or to start/restart/stop any of the instances that you’ve added.
Node.js in VPS
All Linux VPS packages that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can use the event-driven platform for any script-powered software app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not imposed a limit as to the number of instances that you can use, you can make use of the power of our servers and mix it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The setup is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate, point & click interface, so even if you aren’t technically proficient, you won’t have to cope with any problems while using the Node.js platform. You’ll only have to specify the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. In addition, our system will also designate a port to access the file and you’ll be able to find it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With only one click, you can view your apps’ output and to terminate or to reboot any instance hosted on the Virtual Private Server.
Node.js in Dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use Node.js with your real-time, script-based software apps at no extra fee in case you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through a simple-to-navigate graphical interface, which will allow you to start/discontinue/restart any Node.js instance or to see the output of the app that uses it with just a click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform, as all you need to do to activate it is define the directory path to the .js file and choose the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A random port will be assigned automatically too and you’ll notice the advantages of using Node.js momentarily. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can make use of the full capacity of your apps and to get the best achievable performance.