Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of users more effectively than any other platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that handle the info in sizeable hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For instance, when a user has to fill in several fields on a website, Node.js processes the information in the first field once it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled 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 user, but it indeed does make a difference if a large number of individuals are navigating a site all at once. A few instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that offer fast live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared hosting package you have selected during the signup process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you wish to have – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to insert the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to stop it if you no longer want it. You will also be granted access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so if you wish to host any real-time application on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use the power that the system can offer you with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is upgradeable, so in case you wish to use Node.js for multiple web sites, you will be able to pick the amount of active instances, one instance being one app. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI, you will need to insert the path to the .js file for each instance and to select if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will specify a random port to access your application and you will find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also allow you to view the output of any of your apps or to deactivate/restart each instance separately.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to use any of our dedicated servers for your script-powered software applications and if you pick the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you will be able to make use of Node.js at no extra fee, as the platform is built into our in-house developed tool. As our servers are pretty powerful, you’ll enjoy excellent results even if you manage a lot of Node.js instances at once. The setup takes a few clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it exceptionally easy for you to activate a new instance even if you’ve got little or no prior experience. Defining the path to the .js file and selecting a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you will need to do on your end and once our system has designated a port number to access this file, you will be all set. Any of the instances that you have activated can be restarted or removed independently and you will receive access to a comprehensive output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.