Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to build scalable Internet apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of Internet users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which process the information in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, when a user has to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information in the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it actually does make a difference if an enormous number of users are navigating a website all at once. Several instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. websites that support fast live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
When you host a web app on our advanced cloud platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the shared web hosting package that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You can select the number of instances that you wish to add to the account – one instance means that one application 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 the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to restart each instance separately, if it’s needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with Node.js, so in case you’d like to run any real-time app on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to make full use of the power that Node.js can give you with just several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so if you want to use Node.js for different sites, you’ll be able to choose the number of running instances, one instance being one application. Through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface, you will need to insert the path to the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will assign a random port number to access your app and you will see it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to see the output of each of your apps or to terminate/reboot each instance separately.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered by default with each VPS server that comes with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and imposes no limitations in regard to the number of web sites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our VPS packages an excellent choice for hosting different real-time web apps and for making the most of each of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for individuals with no previous experience, so if you would like to activate Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than several mouse clicks to do it. You’ll just have to add the path to the given .js file and to select if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our platform will also assign a specific port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time applications. Hepsia will enable you to check the output of the applications and to reboot or to delete any of your instances using quick-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to purchase any of our dedicated servers for your script-based applications and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no extra charge, since the event-driven platform is built into our custom-developed Control Panel tool. As our servers are quite powerful, you’ll enjoy great results even if you run plenty of Node.js instances simultaneously. The configuration takes a few clicks of the mouse and Hepsia’s user interface will make it rather easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you’ve got little or no prior experience. Defining the .js file path and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you will have to do on your end and once our system has specified a port to access that file, you’ll be all set. Any of the instances that you have created can be rebooted or discontinued independently and you will be provided with access to a detailed output log for each of the apps that use Node.js.