Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web apps that require live communication between a web server and the online users and can noticeably boost the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers small amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, the moment any info is inserted in one of the fields, it is submitted 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 info is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one big chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the website grows bigger and there’re lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, interactive web browser-based video games or online chat clients, for instance, and a lot of corporations, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared hosting plan you’ve picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you wish to have – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you can define the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your account, as well as to pick the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to remove it if you no longer need it. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you’ll be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any Internet application that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, because it is included with each semi-dedicated hosting plan that we are offering. You can specify the number of instances, or applications which can use Node.js, from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can manage your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you’ll need do after that will be to define the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that will be used to access that file. You can pick a dedicated IP in case you have one, or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also choose a random port number. With the Node.js controls inside Hepsia, you will be able to check the output of a given app or to start/reboot/remove any of the instances that you have added.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to use any of our dedicated web hosting plans for your script-driven software applications and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure, you will be able to make use of Node.js at no additional cost, since the platform is available in our in-house built Control Panel tool. As our servers are unbelievably powerful, you will enjoy excellent results even if you manage a lot of Node.js instances simultaneously. The setup takes several clicks and Hepsia’s user interface will make it very easy for you to activate a new instance even if you have little or no experience. Inserting the path to the .js file and choosing a shared or a dedicated IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do yourself and as soon as our system has chosen a port number to access this file, you will be all set. Any of the instances that you have created can be rebooted or shut down independently and you will be provided with access to an exhaustive output log for each application that uses Node.js.