Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable web apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a huge number of users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems which process the information in giant chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, if a user has to fill a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out 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 absolutely does make a difference if a large number of individuals are visiting a site at the same time. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dining booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that offer quick live communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which shared hosting plan you have selected during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you will be able to include the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to stop it if you no longer require it. You will also obtain access to the output code with only a click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered web application running in a semi-dedicated server account, since the Node.js platform comes bundled with all our semi-dedicated packages and you can add it with only a couple of clicks. In case you would like to use it for different web sites, you can enable more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel. The activation is as easy as inserting the location of your .js file and choosing whether the platform should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make the most of Node.js even if you lack previous experience with such a software platform. Our system will also set a random port number which will be used to access the .js file for the particular application. Hepsia has a simple-to-use GUI that will permit you to restart and to stop any of your running instances, to get new ones or to check the output of your apps with just one click.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered by default with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and involves no limitations in regard to the number of websites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans an optimal choice for running multiple real-time web-based apps and for getting the most out of each of them. The Hepsia Control Panel is user-friendly enough even for people with no previous experience, so if you would like to set up Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than a few clicks to do it. You will simply need to specify the location of the given .js file and to choose whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our system will also allocate a particular port number that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time apps. Hepsia will enable you to check the applications’ output and to restart or to delete any of your instances using quick-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is included with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a rather simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you have never used Node.js before, you can unleash its full potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you have uploaded the app’s content, you’ll have to add the folder path to the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), whereas our system will assign a random port that will be used to access these files. There’s no limit as to the total number of instances that you can enable and use simultaneously and you’ll exert full control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to activate new ones or to stop/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etc.