Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an immense number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike conventional platforms which handle the information in sizeable hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, when a user has to fill several fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when an enormous number of users are browsing a site at once. A few instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words websites that support fast real-time interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting package you have selected during the registration process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you wish to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared web hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to discontinue it in case you do not want it anymore. You will also be provided with access to the output code with only a click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform is offering, as it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. In case you would like to use Node.js for multiple web-based applications, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your plan. After that, you’ll need to indicate the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the path to the given application will go through a dedicated IP – in case you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you add can be restarted or deactivated separately and you can check your applications’ output with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our custom Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has an incredibly simple and user-friendly interface, so even if you have not worked with Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to specify the directory path to the particular .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP which they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will select a random port that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any restriction as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and use simultaneously and you will exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to set up new ones or to deactivate/restart existing ones, to check the output log for each app, etcetera.