Node.js is an event-driven platform built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable applications that need real-time communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can considerably speed up the performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides small amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills a signup form, the second any information is inserted in any of the fields, it’s sent to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one large chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the website expands and there’re lots of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, interactive browser-based video games or instant messaging apps, for example, and plenty of companies, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
As Node.js is present on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which shared website hosting plan you’ve chosen during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you can include the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your account, as well as to select the IP address to access the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to stop it in case you don’t need it anymore. You will also be provided with access to the output code with only a mouse click.
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 offers, because it’s comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you’re able to add it to your account with several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server administration tool that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you would like to employ Node.js for multiple web applications, you can choose the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this service to your package. Then, you will have to insert the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the access path to the particular app will go through a dedicated IP address – if you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP. Each instance that you order can be rebooted or stopped independently and you can view the output of your apps with just several mouse clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can run Node.js with each of the VPS hosting plans that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its very own section where you can set it up with a couple of mouse clicks even if you’ve got no experience with such a software platform, as Hepsia is amazingly intuitive and easy to use. All it takes to add a new Node.js instance is to indicate the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP. A random access port will be selected automatically as well. There won’t be any constraints as to the number of the sites that can use Node.js at the same time, so you can use our VPS servers for numerous sites and enjoy a great overall performance. Quick-access menus in the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to start, to delete or to reboot any Node.js instance independently and to see their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-based applications and if you select the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will be able to make use of Node.js at no extra charge, as this platform is integrated into our in-house built tool. Since our servers are extremely powerful, you’ll get excellent performance even if you make use of lots of Node.js instances at the same time. The setup requires a few mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s user interface will make it pretty easy for you to create a new Node.js instance even if you have little or no previous experience. Adding the path to the .js file and selecting a shared or a dedicated IP will be everything that you’ll need to do on your end and as soon as our system has chosen a port to access that file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have created can be rebooted or canceled separately and you’ll acquire access to an exhaustive output log for each of the applications that use the Node.js platform.