Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users much more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms that handle the info in huge chunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it indeed does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are using a site at the very same time. A few instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that offer quick live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting package you have picked upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you would like to run – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to define the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to deactivate it if you don’t want it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Node.js, so if you would like to host any real-time application on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can make use of the power that the system can give you with only several mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so in case you wish to use Node.js for multiple Internet sites, you will be able to pick the amount of running instances, one instance being one application. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface, you will need to enter the location of the .js file for every instance and to choose whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will allocate a random port number to access your application and you will see it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. Hepsia will also enable you to view the output of each of your apps or to shut down/reboot each instance independently.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can take advantage of this platform for any script-powered software app that you host on the Virtual Private Server. As we have not put any restriction as to the amount of instances that you can activate, you can make use of the power of our Virtual Private Servers and mix it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving, point-and-click interface, so even if you’re not technically proficient, you won’t encounter any problems while using the platform. You will just need to insert the folder 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 choose a port to access the file and you’ll be able to find it in the corresponding section in the Control Panel. With only one click, you’ll be able to see your applications’ output and to terminate or to restart any instance running on the server.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you’ll be able to make the most of this platform once your dedicated server is set up. As Hepsia is extremely easy to use, you’ll be able to do that without having to deal with any problem, even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, since everything that you’ll have to do on your end is include the directory path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other web sites. You can activate as many instances as you like on our ultra-powerful dedicated machines and each of them can be controlled independently – you will be able to start, to reboot or to stop it, to see the output of the app that uses it, etc. This can be done via the easy-to-work-with, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of Node.js without effort.