Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of Internet users much more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike conventional systems which process the information in huge hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill in a few fields on a site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems 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 negligible for a single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are browsing a website all at once. A couple of examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words websites that support fast real-time interaction.
Node.js in Hosting
If you host a web app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the hosting plan that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you would like to add to your 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 web hosting account and choose if that file will be accessible via the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also assign a port for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to restart each instance independently, 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 platform has, since it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you are able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to employ Node.js for different web apps, you can select the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you will have to include the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the path to the given app will go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you add can be restarted or deleted separately and you can check your applications’ output with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is included by default with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and imposes no restrictions when it comes to the number of sites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our Virtual Private Server packages an excellent solution for hosting different real-time script-driven applications and for taking full advantage of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for individuals without any previous experience, so if you’d like to activate Node.js for any application, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to do it. You’ll just need to add the location of the given .js file and to select whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our platform will also designate a given port that will be used to access the .js file. Right 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 applications and to restart or to deactivate any of your instances using fast-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all Linux dedicated service that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you will be able to take full advantage of this event-driven platform as soon as your server is assembled. Since the Hepsia Control Panel is exceptionally user-friendly, you’ll be able to do that without having any complications, even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is indicate the location of the .js file that will use the platform and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other sites. You can create as many instances as you need on our incredibly powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be managed independently – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to discontinue it, to see the output of the app using it, etc. This can be done via the user-friendly, point-and-click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make the most of the power of Node.js with no effort.