Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable applications that require live interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously boost the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides small bits of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, as soon as any info is entered in any of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then sent to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change if the Internet site expands and there are plenty of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, interactive browser-based games or web-based chat systems, for instance, and numerous companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
When you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless 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 a few minutes after you add this feature to the account. You can choose how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also set a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to reboot each instance separately, if it’s required.
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 is comes with all our packages and you’re able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that’s included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to use Node.js for multiple web apps, you can choose the number of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this service to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you will have to indicate the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also select whether the access path to the particular app should go through a dedicated IP – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you run can be restarted or stopped separately and you can check the output of your applications with only several clicks.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is included with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make full use of the event-driven platform as soon as your physical server is assembled. As the Hepsia Control Panel is extremely easy to use, you will be able to make that without experiencing any obstacles, even if you haven’t used Node.js before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is enter 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 web sites. You can create as many Node.js instances as you need on our extremely powerful dedicated servers and each of them can be managed independently – you will be able to start, to reboot or to deactivate it, to view the output of the app using it, etc. This can be done via the intuitive, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can take advantage of the power of the Node.js platform without any effort.