Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of online users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that handle the information in sizeable chunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill out several fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it really does make a difference if an immense number of people are browsing a website at the same time. Several examples of websites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words sites that offer fast live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web app that you’ve got, regardless of which shared web hosting package you’ve selected during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you can insert the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to select the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to discontinue it if you don’t require it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with only a single mouse click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform is offering, because it is comes with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the management tool that’s included with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for different Internet applications, you can select the amount of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your package. Then, you’ll need to enter the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the given app will go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you order can be rebooted or deactivated separately and you can see your apps’ output with only several clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Node.js with each of the VPS web hosting service that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its very own section where you can set it up with several mouse clicks even if you don’t have any experience with similar software, as Hepsia is quite intuitive and simple to work with. All it takes to start a new Node.js instance is to insert the folder path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP. A random access port will be allocated automatically too. There won’t be any limit as to how many websites can use Node.js at once, so you can use our VPS servers for many websites and enjoy an incredible performance. Quick-access links in the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to start, to stop or to restart any instance separately and to check their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes with all dedicated servers on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very intuitive and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you’ve never worked with the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to unleash its true potential in just a few easy steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you will need to insert the path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will designate a randomly generated port number that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no restriction as to the total amount of instances that you can activate and use at the same time and you will have complete control over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each application, etcetera.