Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional systems which process the information in sizeable chunks, it handles everything in small bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill out a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field the moment it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it truly does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are browsing a site at once. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that offer fast real-time interaction.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means that one app 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 select if that file will be accessible via the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a port number for the connection. You will be able to cancel or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s required.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered app running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is available with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can add it with just several clicks of the mouse. If you wish to use it for several sites, you can activate more instances from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The setup is as simple as inserting the folder path to your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with such software. Our system will also assign a random port that will be used to access the .js file for the specific application. Hepsia has an easy-to-navigate GUI that will allow you to restart and to shut down any of your active instances, to add new ones or to view the output of your apps with just one click.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is included as standard with each and every VPS server that comes with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and imposes no constraints in regard to the number of websites that can use it at any given time. This makes our Virtual Private Server packages an ideal choice for managing multiple real-time script-powered apps and for taking full advantage of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for persons with no previous experience, so if you’d like to set up Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than several clicks to make this. You’ll simply need to add the path to the specific .js file and to choose whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our system will also allocate a particular 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 apps. Hepsia will allow you to see the output of the apps and to restart or to deactivate any of your instances using quick-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you will be able to make use of this event-driven platform once your dedicated machine is set up. As Hepsia is really user-friendly, you’ll be able to make that without coming across any complications, even if you have never used Node.js before, as everything that you’ll have to do on your end is add the path to the .js file that will use the platform and the IP address that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other websites. You can run as many Node.js instances as you need on our ultra-powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be controlled independently – you’ll be able to start, to restart or to stop it, to see the output of the app that uses it, etc. This can be done via the easy-to-work-with, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take full advantage of the power of Node.js effortlessly.