Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike conventional systems that process the information in huge hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, in case a user has to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it surely does make a difference if an immense number of users are using a site all at once. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dining reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that need quick real-time interaction.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform and you want to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to the account. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one application 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 web hosting account and choose if that file will be accessible via the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our system will also allocate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to turn off or to reboot each instance separately, if needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered web application running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform is included with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and you can get it with only several clicks. If you’d like to use it for different web sites, you can activate more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The setup is as simple as adding the location of your .js file and choosing if the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can make use of Node.js even if you haven’t got any previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also choose a randomly generated port number which will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular app. Hepsia has an easy-to-navigate GUI that will permit you to reboot and to discontinue any of your existing instances, to create new ones or to see your applications’ output with just one single click.
Node.js in Dedicated Hosting
Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages on which our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather simple and easy-to-navigate interface, so even if you’ve never used Node.js before, you can uncover its true potential in only a few easy steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to define the location of the given .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP address that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will set a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no limit as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can enable and run simultaneously and you’ll have complete command over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to view the output log for each application, etcetera.