Node.js is an event-driven platform, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously speed up the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides little amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a signup form, once any info is inserted in any of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one giant hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing time may be, things change if the site grows bigger and there’re numerous users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking portals, real-time browser-based video games or instant messaging clients, for instance, and plenty of companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated one. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to restart each instance separately, if needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated servers offer Node.js, so if you would like to run any real-time application on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use the power that the system can give you with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so in case you wish to use Node.js for multiple web sites, you will be able to select the number of available instances, one instance being one application. Using Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI, you will have to add the location of the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Our platform will set a random port to access your application and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to check the output of any of your apps or to stop/reboot each instance independently.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Node.js by default and you can use the platform for each script-powered app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. Since we have not put any limit on the number of instances that you can make use of, you can use the power of our VPSs and combine it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The setup is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with, point-and-click interface, so even if you are not tech-savvy, you won’t experience any obstacles while using the Node.js platform. You will just have to enter the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select 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 corresponding section in the Control Panel. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to see the output of your applications and to terminate or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the VPS.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy one of our Linux dedicated servers for your script-powered applications and if you select the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure, you’ll be able to make use of Node.js at no extra charge, since this event-driven platform is integrated into our custom Control Panel tool. As our dedicated servers are really powerful, you’ll get superb performance even if you use a lot of Node.js instances at the same time. The setup requires a couple of mouse clicks and Hepsia’s GUI will make it very easy for you to activate a new instance even if you’ve got little or no previous experience. Specifying the path to the .js file and choosing a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and as soon as our system has chosen a port number to access this file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have created can be restarted or canceled separately and you’ll be granted with access to a comprehensive output log for each of the apps that use the Node.js platform.