Node.js is an event-driven platform, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that require real-time communication between a server and the online users and can noticeably boost the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and constantly supplies tiny amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a registration form, the second any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one giant chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there are many people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking websites, interactive browser games or instant messaging systems, for instance, and many companies, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
All web hosting that we are offering support Node.js and you will be able to add this avant-garde event-driven platform to your hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to pick the number of instances for this upgrade, i.e. how many separate sites/platforms will use Node.js at once, and you can get as many instances as you need. Hepsia will also allow you to pick the precise location of your .js app and to choose if you’ll use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a random port number selected by our cloud system. Also, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have activated, change the path to the .js application or check the active instances’ output with just several clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via a very easy-to-use GUI.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, since it’s available with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you are able to add it to your account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that’s included with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you’d like to employ Node.js for different Internet applications, you can select the number of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. After that, you will need to include the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the access path to the particular application will go through a dedicated IP address – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you order can be rebooted or deleted independently and you can view the output of your apps with only a couple of clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can activate Node.js with each of the VPS servers offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform will have its very own section where you can set it up with a couple of clicks of the mouse even if you have no experience with such software, since Hepsia is very intuitive and simple to work with. All it takes to add a new Node.js instance is to insert the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP. A random access port number will be designated automatically as well. There won’t be any constraints as to the number of the websites that can use Node.js simultaneously, so you can use our VPS servers for lots of websites and enjoy an exceptional overall performance. Quick-access links in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Node.js section will enable you to start, to shut down or to restart any Node.js instance independently and to check their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated servers on which our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a pretty intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you’ve never worked with 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 have uploaded the application’s content, you will need to define the path to the given .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP which they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will designate a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no limitation as to the total number of instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you will exert full control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to discontinue/restart existing ones, to see the output log for each application, and so on.