Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional platforms which process the info in large hunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, when a user has to fill a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it indeed does make a difference when an immense number of users are visiting a site at the very same time. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that support fast real-time interaction.
Node.js in Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our cutting-edge cloud platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the hosting package that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application 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 web hosting account and select if that file will be reachable via the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also set a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to reboot each instance independently, in case it’s needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, since it’s is included with all our semi-dedicated plans and you are able to add it to your account with a few clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes with every semi-dedicated server. In case you want to use Node.js for multiple web apps, you can choose the number of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you’ll have to include the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose if the path to the particular application should go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you activate can be restarted or deleted separately and you can see the output of your applications with only a few clicks.
Node.js in VPS
All VPS that are ordered with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of the event-driven platform for any web app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. As we haven’t imposed a restriction on the amount of instances that you can get, you can use the power of our Virtual Private Servers and mix it with the full capacity of Node.js. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use, point & click GUI, so even if you are not tech-savvy, you won’t encounter any difficulties while using the Node.js platform. You’ll simply need to include the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. In addition, our system will also designate a port number to access this file and you will be able to see it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just a click, you will be able to see your apps’ output and to deactivate or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the VPS.
Node.js in Dedicated Hosting
When you decide to purchase any of our dedicated hosting services for your script-powered applications and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you’ll be able to make use of Node.js at no extra fee, as the event-driven platform is available in our custom-built Control Panel tool. As our dedicated servers are incredibly powerful, you’ll get superb results even if you use numerous Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and Hepsia’s GUI will make it really easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you’ve got little or no previous experience. Indicating the path to the .js file and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do on your end and as soon as our system has designated a port to access that file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have created can be rebooted or shut down independently and you will be provided with access to an exhaustive output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.