Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users much more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional systems that process the info in giant hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill a few fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it truly does make a difference if a large number of users are navigating a site at the same time. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Web Hosting
When you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the web hosting package that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You can select the number of instances that you want 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 insert the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to restart each instance separately, if it is necessary.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you’ll be able to use the full capacity of Node.js with any web-based app that you host on our cloud web hosting platform, due to the fact that it’s included with each semi-dedicated server plan offered by us. You can indicate the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, from the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can manage your account. The only things that you’ll need do after that will be to insert the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose the IP that will be used to access that file. You can select a dedicated IP address if you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our system will also assign a random port number. With the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you will be able to view a given app’s output or to start/reboot/remove any of the instances that you have created.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js comes with all Hepsia hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS servers that we offer and you can activate it without needing to deal with any difficulty, even if you haven’t used it beforehand, because the Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive, point ‘n’ click GUI, which will permit you to do anything with no effort. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-driven web applications as you like, so you can get the most out of your sites by combining the power of our Virtual Private Servers with the performance provided by the Node.js platform. You need to enter the location of the .js file within your account and to choose if it will use a dedicated IP or your virtual machine’s shared IP and you will be all set. The file can be accessed using a port that our system will allocate randomly when you create a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will give you full control over all Node.js instances and, with just one click, you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart them, as well as to see the output of each app that uses the Node.js platform.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is offered with all dedicated service on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you’ve never worked with the Node.js platform before, you can unveil its true potential in only a few easy steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you’ll need to indicate the location of the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will select a random port number that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any restriction on the total number of instances that you can create and use simultaneously and you’ll exert complete command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to create new ones or to deactivate/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each application, etc.