Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable apps that require live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably speed up the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly delivers little amounts of information. For instance, if a new user fills a registration form, as soon as any info is inserted in one of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one large 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 site expands and there’re numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, interactive browser-based video games or instant messaging software, for example, and a lot of companies, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the shared hosting plan that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You can select how many instances you wish to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether that file will be accessible through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to restart each instance independently, in case it is required.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is offered with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you can order it with only several mouse clicks. If you want to use it for multiple Internet sites, you can activate more instances through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel. The configuration is as simple as including the path to your .js file and selecting whether the Node.js platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you do not have any previous experience with similar software. Our system will also designate a random port number that will be used to access the .js file for the given application. Hepsia has an intuitive graphical interface that will permit you to restart and to shut down any of your active instances, to activate new ones or to check your apps’ output with just a click.
Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting
Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated web hosting on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather simple and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you have not worked with Node.js before, you will be able to unleash its true potential in just a few simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you’ll need to add the folder path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP address that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will set a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There’s no limitation on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can activate and run at the same time and you’ll exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to add new ones or to discontinue/reboot existing ones, to check the output log for each application, etc.