Node.js is an event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable web apps that need live communication between a server and the Internet users and can noticeably speed up the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies small amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a registration form, once any information is inserted in one of the fields, it’s forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one massive chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change if the website grows bigger and there are many persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking portals, real-time web browser-based games or live chat portals, for instance, and a lot of companies, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
If you host a web app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you use. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be 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 web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also select a port for the connection. You’ll be able to stop or to restart each instance independently, in case it is needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service offer Node.js, so if you would like to host any real-time application on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can take full advantage of the power that the system can give you with just a few clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This feature is upgradeable, so if you want to use Node.js for different sites, you will be able to choose the number of running instances, one instance being one application. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI, you’ll have to insert the path to the .js file for each instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. Our platform will choose a random port to access your application and you’ll find it in the corresponding Control Panel section. Hepsia will also permit you to check the output of any of your applications or to delete/restart each instance separately.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js comes with all Hepsia Control Panel-managed Linux VPS web hosting service offered by us and you can activate it without any difficulties, even if you have never used it beforehand, as the Hepsia Control Panel has a simple-to-navigate, point & click GUI, which will permit you to do anything without any efforts. The Node.js platform can be used for as many script-based web applications as you wish, so you can make the most of your sites by combining the power of our servers with the performance that the Node.js platform provides. You will have to define the directory path to the .js file within your account and to choose if it will use a dedicated IP address or your Virtual Private Server’s shared one and you will be all set. Accessing the file will be possible using a port that our system will generate randomly when you add a new Node.js instance. Hepsia will grant you total control over all Node.js instances and, with just one click, you will be able to start, to cancel or to reboot them, as well as to check the output of each application that uses the platform.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-powered apps at no additional charge when you obtain one of our Linux dedicated service and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia CP via an easy-to-work-with interface, which will enable you to start/stop/reboot any instance or to check the output of the application that uses it with only one click. Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you will be able to make use of the Node.js platform, since all you’ll need to do to set it up is add the path to the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port number will be set automatically too and you will notice the upsides of using Node.js immediately. By combining Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your apps and to get the best achievable performance.