Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that process the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, when a user has to fill in a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the second it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it actually does make a difference if a large number of users are browsing a website all at once. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that support quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with each and every shared hosting plan that we are offering, as the platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing hosting account with several clicks. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can pick how many instances you wish to activate. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your account as you wish. A new section will show up in the Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will need to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose if the connection should go through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to restart or to terminate an instance and to see the output of any given application.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to make use of the full potential of Node.js with any application that you host on our cloud platform, due to the fact that it is available with each and every semi-dedicated hosting package that we are offering. You can add the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated server. The only things that you will have to do after that will be to include the path to the .js file that will use Node.js within the account and to select the IP that will be used to access this file. You can choose a dedicated IP if you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IP addresses. Our platform will also choose a randomly generated port number. Using the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to view a given application’s output or to start/reboot/discontinue any of the instances that you’ve created.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-powered apps at no extra charge in case you acquire any of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section via a simple-to-use interface, which will allow you to start/delete/restart any instance or to view the output of the application that uses it with only one click. Even if you’re not very experienced, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you will have to do to set it up is enter the folder path to the .js file and select the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared one. A randomly generated port will be designated automatically as well and you will notice the benefits of running Node.js straight away. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you’ll be able to use the full potential of your applications and to get the best achievable performance.