Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to build scalable web apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional platforms which handle the info in huge hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill out a few fields on a site, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it really does make a difference if a large number of users are using a website all at once. A couple of instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. sites that support quick live communication.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
When you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one application 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 web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also assign a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to delete or to restart each instance independently, if needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans support Node.js, so in case you want to run any real-time application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to take advantage of the power that the system can offer you with only a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so if you want to use Node.js for multiple sites, you’ll be able to choose the number of active instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file for every instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will set a random port number to access your app and you will find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to check the output of any of your applications or to deactivate/reboot each instance independently.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-powered web applications at no extra fee in case you purchase any of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section through a simple-to-navigate GUI, which will enable you to start/deactivate/restart any Node.js instance or to view the output of the app that uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you will be able to make use of the platform, since all you’ll have to do to activate it is insert the location of the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared IP. A randomly generated port number will be designated automatically as well and you will notice the upsides of running Node.js instantaneously. By mixing Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to use the full capacity of your applications and to get the best achievable performance.