Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can tremendously boost the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers tiny bits of info. For example, if a new user fills in a subscription form, as soon as any info is inserted in one of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one massive chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change in case the Internet site expands and there’re plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, real-time web browser-based games or instant messaging clients, for example, and a lot of corporations, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, irrespective of which web hosting plan you’ve selected during the order process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to select the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can enter the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to select the IP to obtain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to cancel it if you don’t want it anymore. You will also have access to the output code with just one mouse click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform is included with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can order it with only a few clicks of the mouse. In case you wish to use it for different sites, you can activate more instances through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel. The setup is as simple as inserting the folder path to your .js file and selecting whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the physical server’s shared IP addresses, so you can take full advantage of Node.js even if you have no previous experience with similar software. Our system will also choose a random port number that will be used to access the .js file associated with the particular application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use interface that will permit you to restart and to delete any of your running instances, to create new ones or to see the output of your apps with just one click.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-powered software apps at no additional cost if you buy any of our dedicated web hosting plans and select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel via an easy-to-navigate GUI, which will allow you to start/deactivate/restart any instance or to check the output of the application that uses it with just one mouse click. Even if you aren’t very experienced, you’ll be able to use the platform, as all you have to do to activate it is specify the location of the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared IP. A randomly generated port will be allocated automatically as well and you’ll notice the advantages of running Node.js right away. By mixing the platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your apps and to enjoy the best possible performance.