Node.js is an event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web apps that require real-time interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can considerably enhance the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers little bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills in a signup form, as soon as any information is entered in one of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one giant hunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site expands and there are a lot of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, interactive browser video games or live chats, for example, and numerous companies, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting package that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia 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 choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the 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 indicate the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable through the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also select a port number for the connection. You will be able to delete or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is included with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. In case you wish to use it for several Internet sites, you can activate more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The configuration is as simple as inserting the path to your .js file and choosing whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you’ve got no previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also assign a random port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific application. Hepsia has an easy-to-navigate interface that will allow you to restart and to delete any of your running instances, to order new ones or to see your applications’ output with just one click.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is included as standard with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and imposes no limitations concerning the number of web sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our VPS plans an optimal choice for running multiple real-time Internet applications and for making the most of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for users with no previous experience, so if you want to set up Node.js for any app, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to do it. You will simply need to add the path to the .js file in question and to choose whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our system will also set a particular port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you’ll be all set and will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time apps. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to check the applications’ output and to reboot or to terminate any of your instances using fast-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is included with all dedicated servers on which our custom Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an amazingly intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used the Node.js platform before, you can unveil its true potential in only a few easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to define the folder path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will specify a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There isn’t any limit on the total number of Node.js instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you will exert complete command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to create new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.