Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable apps that require live interaction between a server and the online users and can considerably speed up the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly supplies tiny amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills a registration form, once any information is entered in one of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there are numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, real-time web browser games or online chat clients, for example, and lots of corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
As Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud hosting package you’ve picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you will be able to insert the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to access that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to delete it if you do not want it any longer. You’ll 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 run any real-time app on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to take advantage of the power that Node.js can give you with just several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so in case you would like to use Node.js for different web sites, you’ll be able to choose the amount of active instances, one instance being one application. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface, you’ll have to specify the location of the .js file for each instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will choose a random port to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also allow you to view the output of any of your apps or to remove/reboot each instance independently.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered by default with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and involves no restrictions in regard to the number of web sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our VPS plans a perfect choice for building numerous real-time script-powered applications and for taking full advantage of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is intuitive enough even for persons without any prior experience, so if you’d like to activate Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse to make this. You’ll simply need to add the folder path to the .js file in question and to select if Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our system will also assign a specific port number that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and ready to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time apps. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to see the output of the apps and to restart or to delete any of your instances using fast-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based web apps at no additional fee when you acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel via an easy-to-work-with GUI, which will permit you to start/discontinue/reboot any Node.js instance or to check the output of the application that uses it with just one click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you’ll be able to make use of the platform, since all you need to do to set it up is define the location of the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated IP. A random port will be selected automatically as well and you’ll notice the benefits of running Node.js instantly. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full capacity of your applications and to get the best conceivable performance.