Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can significantly improve the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers small bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills a registration form, the moment any info is entered in one of the boxes, it is sent to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled much faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one big chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the information processing time may be, things change in case the site grows bigger and there’re many persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, real-time browser-based video games or online chat portals, for example, and plenty of corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
If you host an Internet app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you’d like 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 include the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also allocate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to restart each instance separately, in case it’s needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform offers, as it’s available with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and you are able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated server management tool that comes with each semi-dedicated server. In case you’d like to employ Node.js for different web apps, you can choose the number of instances that the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. After that, you’ll need to include the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new section that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the access path to the specific application will go through a dedicated IP address – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you add can be rebooted or terminated independently and you can see the output of your applications with only several clicks of the mouse.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can run Node.js with each of the VPS servers that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform will have its very own section where you can configure it with several clicks even if you don’t have any experience with a similar software platform, as Hepsia is pretty intuitive and easy to work with. All it takes to start a new Node.js instance is to add the directory path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your VPS’s shared IP address. A random access port will be designated automatically too. There won’t be any limit as to how many Internet sites can use Node.js at the same time, so you can use our Virtual Private Servers for a lot of sites and enjoy a splendid performance. Quick-access controls in the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to start, to deactivate or to reboot any Node.js instance separately and to see their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes with all Linux dedicated service that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the event-driven platform once your physical server is up and running. As the Hepsia Control Panel is very simple to work with, you will be able to make that without any difficulty, even if you haven’t used the Node.js platform before, since everything that you will need to do on your end is define the path to the .js file that will use the Node.js platform and the IP address that will be used to access this file. The latter can be a dedicated one or can be shared with other web sites. You can manage as many Node.js instances as you want on our extremely powerful dedicated machines and each instance can be managed independently – you’ll be able to start, to reboot or to terminate it, to see the output of the app using it, etc. This can be done through the user-friendly, point & click Hepsia Control Panel, so you can make use of the power of the Node.js platform with ease.