Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable apps that need real-time communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can significantly improve the performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers tiny bits of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, the moment any information is entered in any of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed a lot faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one massive hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter 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 simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, real-time web browser-based video games or live chat apps, for example, and plenty of companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which cloud hosting plan you’ve selected during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow 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 afterwards, you will be able to specify the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to gain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to remove it if you don’t need it any longer. You will also have access to the output code with just a click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to use the full capacity of Node.js with any Internet app that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, because it comes with each semi-dedicated hosting package that we are offering. You can indicate the number of instances, or applications that can use Node.js, from the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can administer your semi-dedicated server. The only things that you will have to do after that will be to specify the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that will be used in order to access that file. You can choose a dedicated IP address if you have one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our system will also allocate a random port. With the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you’re able to view a given app’s output or to start/reboot/shut down any of the instances that you’ve created.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can get Node.js with any of the Linux VPS web hosting plans that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform will have its own section where you can set it up with a few clicks of the mouse even if you’ve got no experience with such a software platform, as Hepsia is very intuitive and easy to navigate. All it takes to add a new Node.js instance is to enter the directory path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP address that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP address. A randomly generated access port will be selected automatically as well. There won’t be any constraints as to how many sites can use Node.js at once, so you can use our Virtual Private Servers for numerous sites and enjoy a magnificent performance. Quick-access links in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Node.js section will enable you to start, to cancel or to restart any instance separately and to view their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface, so even if you haven’t worked with the Node.js platform before, you will be able to uncover its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to enter the location of the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will select a random port number that will be used to access the files in question. There is no constraint on the total number of instances that you can set up and use simultaneously and you will have complete command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to create new ones or to cancel/restart existing ones, to see the output log for each app, etcetera.