Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable applications that need real-time communication between a server and the online users and can substantially boost the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers small amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, once any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one big hunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the Internet site expands and there are a lot of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, interactive web browser-based video games or online chat programs, for example, and a lot of companies, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
You can use Node.js with every web hosting plan that we are offering, since the platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared web hosting account with a few clicks. After you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you wish to add. One instance means that one application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you want. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to begin using Node.js, you’ll have to specify the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection should pass through the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to reboot or to discontinue an instance and to check any given app’s output.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js event-driven platform has, as it’s is included with all our semi-dedicated plans and you’re able to add it to your account with a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to employ Node.js for multiple web applications, you can select the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you will have to add the location of the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new section that will show up in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also select if the access path to the specific application will go through a dedicated IP – in case you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you run can be restarted or terminated independently and you can view the output of your applications with only a few clicks of the mouse.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Node.js with any of the VPS service that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform will have its own section where you can set it up with a few mouse clicks even if you don’t have any experience with such a software platform, since Hepsia is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. All it takes to start a new Node.js instance is to insert the folder path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated IP or your VPS’s shared IP address. A randomly generated access port will be designated automatically too. There won’t be any limit on how many sites can use Node.js simultaneously, so you can use our virtual machines for lots of websites and enjoy an astonishing performance. Quick-access buttons in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section will allow you to start, to shut down or to restart any instance separately and to check their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes bundled with all Linux dedicated servers on which our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a rather intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface, so even if you have not used the Node.js platform before, you will be able to uncover its full potential in just a couple of easy steps. As soon as you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will need to enter the folder path to the specific .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will choose a random port that will be used to access the files in question. There’s no limit as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can set up and run simultaneously and you’ll exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to stop/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each application, etcetera.