Node.js is an event-driven platform, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable applications that need live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can considerably enhance the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly provides small bits of information. For example, if a new user fills out a signup form, once any information is entered in one of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there’re numerous individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser video games or online chat applications, for example, and plenty of companies, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which web hosting plan you have picked during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to add the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to disable it if you do not need 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 benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform is offering, as it is available with all our semi-dedicated server packages and you are able to add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to use Node.js for multiple Internet apps, you can choose the number of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this service to your plan. After that, you’ll need to include the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose if the path to the particular application will go through a dedicated IP address – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you add can be restarted or discontinued separately and you can see your apps’ output with only a few clicks of the mouse.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is available as standard with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and imposes no limitations with regard to the number of websites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans a perfect option for administering different real-time script-powered apps and for taking full advantage of each of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for users without any prior experience, so if you’d like to enable Node.js for any application, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to make this. You’ll just have to indicate the location of the given .js file and to select if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a given port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time applications. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to view the output of the apps and to reboot or to discontinue any of your instances using fast-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is included with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the platform as soon as your machine is set up. Since Hepsia is quite intuitive, you’ll be able to do that without the need to deal with any complications, even if you’ve never worked with Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is define the directory path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP address that will be used to access this file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other sites. You can activate as many instances as you need on our astonishingly powerful dedicated servers and each instance can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to restart or to cancel it, to see the output of the app that uses it, etc. This can be done via the intuitive, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take full advantage of the power of Node.js with no effort.