Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web applications that need live communication between a web server and the Internet users and can noticeably enhance the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides tiny amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills out a registration form, the second any info is entered in any of the boxes, it’s forwarded 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 handled much faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change if the website grows bigger and there are many individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, interactive browser-based games or live chats, for example, and many corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud website hosting plan you have selected during the signup process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to specify the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to delete it in case you do not want it anymore. You will also acquire access to the output code with just a single mouse click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based web app hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is available with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. If you wish to use it for several web sites, you can activate more instances from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The activation is as simple as including the location of your .js file and selecting whether the platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also assign a random port number which will be used to access the .js file for the given app. Hepsia has an easy to work with interface that will allow you to reboot and to terminate any of your active instances, to order new ones or to check the output of your apps with just one single click.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered by default with each and every VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and imposes no restrictions concerning the number of web sites that can use it at any given time. This makes our Virtual Private Server packages an excellent option for hosting different real-time script-driven apps and for making the most of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for users without any previous experience, so if you wish to set up Node.js for any app, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to make this. You’ll just need to insert the path to the .js file in question and to choose if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP or a dedicated IP. Our platform will also specify a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time applications. Hepsia will permit you to see the output of the apps and to restart or to discontinue any of your instances using fast-access controls.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, you’ll be able to take advantage of its true potential in only a few easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will need to specify the folder path to the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they will use (shared or dedicated), while our system will specify a randomly generated port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no constraint on the total number of Node.js instances that you can create and use simultaneously and you will exert total control over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.