Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable apps that need live interaction between a server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides small bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills out a signup form, the moment any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it is sent to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled much faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change if the website expands and there are many individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time web browser-based games or online chat programs, for example, and a lot of corporations, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
You can use Node.js with every shared web hosting plan offered by us, since the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing account with several clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select the number of instances that you would like to activate. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you want. A new section will appear in the Control Panel soon afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select if the connection should pass through the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to deactivate an instance and to see any given application’s output.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-driven web application hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as the platform is offered with all our semi-dedicated server hosting plans and you can get it with just several clicks of the mouse. If you wish to use it for different sites, you can add more instances via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The setup is as easy as indicating the folder path to your .js file and selecting if the platform should use a dedicated IP or any of the physical server’s shared IPs, so you can make full use of Node.js even if you don’t have any previous experience with similar software. Our system will also select a randomly generated port which will be used to access the .js file for the given application. Hepsia has a simple-to-navigate GUI that will allow you to reboot and to discontinue any of your active instances, to get new ones or to check your apps’ output with just a click.
Node.js in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Node.js with any of the Linux VPS web hosting service that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Node.js platform will have its own section where you can configure it with several clicks of the mouse even if you’ve got no experience with a similar software platform, as Hepsia is really intuitive and easy to navigate. All it takes to activate a new Node.js instance is to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select the IP that will be used to access it – a dedicated one or your Virtual Private Server’s shared IP address. A random access port will be allocated automatically too. There won’t be any limit on how many sites can use Node.js at once, so you can use our VPS servers for multiple websites and enjoy a great overall performance. Quick-access buttons in the Node.js section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to start, to cancel or to reboot any Node.js instance independently and to see their output.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated service on which our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a pretty simple and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, you can uncover its true potential in only a couple of easy steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will have to enter the 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 isn’t any limitation on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can activate and run simultaneously and you’ll have complete control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to get new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to review the output log for each application, etcetera.