Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable web applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of online users much more effectively than any other platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems which handle the information in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, when a user has to fill out a couple of fields on a site, Node.js handles the info from the first field once it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it indeed does make a difference if a large number of people are navigating a website at the very same time. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that support quick live interaction.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a web app on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be accessible via the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a port for the connection. You will be able to terminate or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you’ll be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any web-based app that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, due to the fact that it’s included with each semi-dedicated plan offered by our company. You can add the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, through the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’ll have do after that will be to add the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to pick the IP that will be used to access this file. You can pick a dedicated IP if you have one, or any of the server’s shared IP addresses. Our system will also designate a randomly generated port. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you can check a given application’s output or to start/restart/delete any of the instances that you’ve created.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to make use of any of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-powered apps 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 additional cost, since the event-driven platform is available in our custom-built Control Panel tool. As our dedicated servers are extremely powerful, you will get great results even if you host numerous Node.js instances simultaneously. The configuration requires a few clicks of the mouse and the Hepsia Control Panel’s user interface will make it really easy for you to activate a new instance even if you have little or no previous experience. Specifying the .js file path and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP will be everything that you will have to do yourself and as soon as our system has designated a port to access this file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have created can be rebooted or deleted independently and you’ll be granted with access to an elaborate output log for each application that uses the Node.js platform.