Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web apps that need live communication between a web server and the online users and can noticeably enhance the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly provides little bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, as soon as any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it’s delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there’re lots of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking portals, real-time browser-based games or instant messaging applications, for example, and many corporations, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you use. This can be done via the Upgrades menu 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 feature to the account. You will be able to select how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be accessible via the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also set a port for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to reboot each instance independently, if necessary.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated services include Node.js, so if you would like to host any real-time application on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can use the power that the system can offer you with just a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so in case you wish to use Node.js for different websites, you’ll be able to choose the amount of available instances, one instance being one app. Using Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface, you’ll have to specify the path to the .js file for every instance and to select if Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. Our platform will select a randomly generated port to access your app and you will find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. Hepsia will also enable you to view the output of any of your apps or to stop/restart each instance independently.
Node.js in VPS
Node.js is offered by default with each and every virtual private server that is ordered with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and imposes no restrictions with regard to the number of sites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an excellent option for building numerous real-time Internet apps and for making the most of each of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for individuals with no prior experience, so if you would like to activate Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than several mouse clicks to do it. You will only have to enter the location of the .js file in question and to choose if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our system will also allocate a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and ready to make use of the full potential of your real-time apps. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to check the applications’ output and to restart or to shut down any of your instances using fast-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Hosting
Node.js is available with all dedicated hosting services on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-navigate GUI, so even if you have not used Node.js before, you can take advantage of its full potential in only a couple of easy steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you will need to enter the path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will specify a random port that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any limitation on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can create and use simultaneously and you will exert complete command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to set up new ones or to cancel/restart existing ones, to see the output log for each app, and so on.