Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional systems which process the information in giant hunks, it handles everything in small bits. As an illustration, in case a user needs to fill out a few fields on a website, Node.js handles the info in the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it absolutely does make a difference if an immense number of users are visiting a website at once. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that need quick live communication.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to make use of Node.js with each and every cloud website hosting plan offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. When you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose the number of instances that you’d like to get. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you wish. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will need to insert the path to the .js file that will use it and to select whether the connection should proceed through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to reboot or to terminate an instance and to see the output of any given app.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform offers, as it is available with all our semi-dedicated packages and you are able to add it to your account with a few clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server management tool that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to employ Node.js for multiple web applications, you can pick the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your plan. Then, you’ll need to specify the path to 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 order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the path to the given app should go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you run can be restarted or cancelled separately and you can check your applications’ output with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has an amazingly simple and user-friendly graphical interface, so even if you’ve never used the Node.js platform before, you will be able to take advantage of its true potential in just a few simple steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to add the location of the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to pick the IP that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will set a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no limitation on the total number of Node.js instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you will have complete control over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to discontinue/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each app, etc.