Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web apps that need live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can considerably enhance the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly delivers small amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills a signup form, the moment any information is inserted in one of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed much faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one massive hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change when the site grows bigger and there are plenty of people using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time browser games or online chat clients, for instance, and numerous corporations, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
When you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you’re using. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our system will also specify a port number for the connection. You will be able to delete or to reboot each instance independently, if necessary.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any Internet app that you host on our cloud platform, due to the fact that it is available with each and every semi-dedicated plan that we are offering. You can add the number of instances, or applications which can use Node.js, via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your account. The only things that you’ll have 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 this file. You can select a dedicated IP if you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our platform will also assign a random port number. Using the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you’ll be able to check a given application’s output or to start/reboot/deactivate any of the instances that you have added.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can take full advantage of this platform for each web application that you run on the Virtual Private Server. Since we have not put any limitation on the amount of Node.js instances that you can activate, you can take full advantage of the power of our servers and mix it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving, point-and-click GUI, so even if you are not technically experienced, you will not experience any difficulties while using the Node.js platform. You’ll only have to specify the directory path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. What’s more, our system will also select a port to access the file and you’ll be able to see it in the respective Control Panel section. With only one mouse click, you’ll be able to check the output of your applications and to discontinue or to reboot any Node.js instance hosted on the server.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based web apps at no extra charge when you buy any of our dedicated servers and select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via a user-friendly interface, which will permit you to start/discontinue/reboot any instance or to view the output of the app which uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you are not very experienced, you’ll be able to use the platform, as all you will need to do to activate it is indicate the path to the .js file and pick the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared one. A randomly generated port will be set automatically as well and you’ll notice the upsides of using Node.js instantly. By combining Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you can take advantage of the full potential of your applications and to get the best possible performance.