Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of Internet users more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike conventional platforms that process the information in sizeable hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, when a user has to fill out a couple of fields on a website, Node.js handles the information in the first field once it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it really does make a difference if an immense number of individuals are browsing a site at the very same time. Several examples of websites where Node.js can be employed are dining reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that offer fast live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which shared hosting package you’ve picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you will be able to specify the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to access that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to cancel it in case you no longer want it. You will also acquire access to the output code with just a single click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, due to the fact that it is available with all our packages and you are able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that comes bundled with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for multiple web-based apps, you can choose the amount of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you’ll have to specify the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will show up in the Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the path to the specific app will go through a dedicated IP address – in case you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you add can be rebooted or shut down separately and you can view the output of your applications with only several clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel offer Node.js as standard and you can use this event-driven platform for any web-based application that you host on the VPS. As we haven’t set any limitation as to how many instances you can create, you can take full advantage of the power of our VPSs and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate, point-and-click graphical interface, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you won’t need to deal with any problems while using the Node.js platform. You will just have to specify the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP. Furthermore, our system will also choose a port to access this file and you’ll be able to find it in the corresponding section in the Control Panel. With just a click, you will be able to check the output of your apps and to cancel or to reboot any Node.js instance running on the VPS server.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you’ll be able to take full advantage of the event-driven platform once your physical server is up and running. Since Hepsia is really simple to use, you’ll be able to do that without the need to deal with any complications, even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, as everything that you’ll have to do on your end is define the path to the .js file that will use the platform and the IP that will be used to access the file. The latter can be a dedicated IP or can be shared with other sites. You can create as many instances as you need on our astonishingly powerful machines and each of them can be managed separately – you will be able to start, to reboot or to remove it, to check the output of the app using it, etc. You can do this via the easy-to-work-with, point ‘n’ click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can use the power of Node.js with no effort.