Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems which handle the info in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For example, in case a user has to fill a couple of fields on a website, Node.js handles the info from the first field the second it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an enormous number of people are browsing a site all at once. A couple of instances of websites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that need quick live communication.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, regardless of which shared web hosting package you’ve picked upon registration. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you will be able to define the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to select the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. 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 require it any longer. You will also have access to the output code with just a single click of the mouse.
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 has, as it’s available with all our packages and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. If you’d like to employ Node.js for different web apps, you can pick the number of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you will need to add the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also select if the access path to the given app should go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you activate can be restarted or removed independently and you can see the output of your apps with only a few mouse clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can take advantage of the event-driven platform for any web-based application that you host on the VPS. Since we haven’t set a limitation on the number of instances that you can add, you can use the power of our virtual servers and combine it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate, point-and-click GUI, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you won’t have any difficulties while working with the platform. You’ll simply need to insert the path in the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What’s more, our system will also assign a port number to access this file and you will be able to find it in the respective section in the Control Panel. With only one click of the mouse, you can see the output of your applications and to terminate or to restart any instance running on the server.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a pretty simple and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you have never used Node.js before, you can take advantage of its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you will have to include the folder path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP address that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will specify a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint as to the total amount of instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you’ll exert total control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to create new ones or to delete/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each app, etcetera.