Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between traditional systems which process the info in sizeable chunks, it handles everything in small bits. As an illustration, in case a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field once it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled 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 actually does make a difference if an enormous number of users are navigating a website at once. A couple of examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are dining booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that support fast live communication.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
You can take advantage of Node.js with every cloud website hosting package offered by us, as the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active shared hosting account with a few clicks. After you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select how many instances you’d like to add. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you wish. A new menu will appear in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll need to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to select whether the connection should proceed through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to turn off an instance and to view any given app’s output.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven web application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is included with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can set it up with just several mouse clicks. In case you’d like to use it for different sites, you can enable more instances through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as easy as inserting the location of your .js file and choosing if the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can take advantage of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with such software. Our system will also select a randomly generated port that will be used to access the .js file associated with the specific application. Hepsia has a simple-to-navigate graphical interface that will permit you to restart and to remove any of your existing instances, to add new ones or to view your apps’ output with just one single click.
Node.js in VPS
All Linux VPS packages that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of the event-driven platform for each script-driven app that you run on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not imposed any restriction on how many Node.js instances you can get, you can make use of the power of our virtual servers and mix it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly, point-and-click GUI, so even if you aren’t technically experienced, you won’t have to deal with any obstacles while working with the Node.js platform. You’ll just have to enter the path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. In addition, our system will also assign a port to access the file and you will be able to find it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With just a click, you can see your apps’ output and to cancel or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the Virtual Private Server.
Node.js in Dedicated Hosting
If you decide to buy one of our dedicated hosting for your script-powered applications and if you select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no additional fee, as the platform is integrated into our in-house developed Control Panel tool. Since our dedicated servers are rather powerful, you’ll get stunning performance even if you manage plenty of Node.js instances at once. The setup requires a few mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it very easy for you to set up a new instance even if you have little or no prior experience. Defining the path to the .js file and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you will have to do yourself and once our system has chosen a port number to access the .js file, you will be all set. Any of the instances that you have activated can be restarted or shut down separately and you’ll get access to a detailed output log for each app that uses Node.js.