Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to build scalable web apps. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and an immense number of Internet users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike traditional platforms that process the information in large hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, if a user has to fill out a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the second it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an enormous number of individuals are visiting a website at once. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that need fast real-time interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
If you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared hosting package that you use. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You can select how many instances you wish to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable via the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to reboot each instance separately, if needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-based web application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, since the platform is available with all our semi-dedicated server hosting packages and you can add it with only several mouse clicks. If you would like to use it for multiple websites, you can order more instances through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The setup is as simple as specifying the folder path to your .js file and selecting whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP address or any of the server’s shared IPs, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with such software. Our system will also set a randomly generated port that will be used to access the .js file for the given app. Hepsia has a user-friendly interface that will allow you to restart and to deactivate any of your active instances, to get new ones or to see your applications’ output with just one single click.
Node.js in Dedicated Web Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based software applications at no additional charge in case you purchase one of our Linux dedicated web hosting and choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel through an easy-to-navigate interface, which will permit you to start/terminate/reboot any Node.js instance or to see the output of the application that uses it with just one click. Even if you are not very experienced, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, as all you will need to do to set it up is enter the directory path to the .js file and pick the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared IP. A randomly generated port will be allocated automatically too and you’ll notice the benefits of using Node.js straight away. By combining the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can use the full capacity of your applications and to enjoy the best possible performance.