Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web apps that require real-time communication between a web server and the Internet users and can tremendously accelerate the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly supplies little bits of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a registration form, the moment any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s delivered to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change if the Internet site expands and there are many people using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based video games or live chat clients, for instance, and numerous companies, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which hosting plan you have chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you can indicate the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to remove it if you do not require it anymore. You’ll also receive access to the output code with only a click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to make use of the full capacity of Node.js with any application that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, since it is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we are offering. You can indicate the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can manage your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’ll need do after that will be to specify the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can pick a dedicated IP if you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IPs. Our platform will also select a random port. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to see the output of a given application or to start/restart/cancel any of the instances that you’ve created.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to take full advantage of this platform once your dedicated server is assembled. Since Hepsia is amazingly easy to work with, you’ll be able to make that without coming across any obstacles, even if you have not worked with the Node.js platform before, as everything that you will have to do on your end is include the location of the .js file that will use the platform and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other web sites. You can set up as many Node.js instances as you wish on our amazingly powerful machines and each of them can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to reboot or to cancel it, to check the output of the application that uses it, etc. You can do this via the easy-to-work-with, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of the Node.js platform without efforts.