Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can noticeably improve the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies small bits of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, the moment any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then sent to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change when the website grows bigger and there’re plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking sites, interactive browser-based video games or online chat apps, for example, and many corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to use Node.js with every cloud website hosting plan offered by us, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active web hosting account with a couple of mouse clicks. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select the number of instances that you want to add. One instance means that one application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you like. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will need to specify the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose whether the connection will proceed through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to reboot or to discontinue an instance and to see any given application’s output.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers support Node.js, so in case you wish to run any real-time app on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to make full use of the power that the system can give you with just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so if you’d like to use Node.js for multiple sites, you’ll be able to select the number of available instances, one instance being one app. Through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI, you’ll have to specify the path to the .js file for each instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Our cloud platform will allocate a randomly generated port to access your app and you will see it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to check the output of each of your applications or to cancel/reboot each instance independently.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered as standard with each VPS server that is ordered with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and involves no constraints with regard to the number of sites that can use it at any particular time. This makes our Virtual Private Server plans a perfect solution for running multiple real-time script-driven web applications and for taking full advantage of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for individuals with no prior experience, so if you would like to activate Node.js for any application, it won’t take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse to make this. You’ll just need to specify the path to the given .js file and to choose if Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated one. Our platform will also choose a specific port that will be used to access the .js file. Right after that, you will be all set and will be able to make use of the full potential of your real-time apps. Hepsia will permit you to check the output of the applications and to reboot or to stop any of your instances using quick-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is offered with all dedicated servers on which our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers an incredibly simple and easy-to-navigate interface, so even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, you can unleash its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the app’s content, you will have to insert the location of the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP address that they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will choose a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no constraint as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you’ll exert complete command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to create new ones or to terminate/restart existing ones, to view the output log for each application, etc.