Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of Internet users more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional platforms that handle the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, if a user has to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it indeed does make a difference if a large number of users are visiting a site at the same time. Several instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. websites that support quick live interaction.
Node.js in Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of Node.js with every hosting package that we offer, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing web hosting account with several clicks of the mouse. Once you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can pick how many instances you want to get. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you need. A new menu will appear in the Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should proceed through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to reboot or to stop an instance and to see the output of any given application.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can make use of all the benefits that the Node.js platform offers, due to the fact that it’s is included with all our semi-dedicated plans and you are able to add it to your semi-dedicated account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to use Node.js for multiple web apps, you can choose the number of instances which the platform will use when you are adding this feature to your semi-dedicated plan. Then, you’ll need to add the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose whether the path to the specific application should go through a dedicated IP address – if you’ve got one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each instance that you activate can be rebooted or discontinued separately and you can see your applications’ output with just a few mouse clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can take advantage of the platform for any web-based app that you run on the VPS. As we haven’t imposed any restriction on the amount of instances that you can get, you can use the power of our VPS servers and combine it with the full capacity of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with, point-and-click GUI, so even if you are not tech-savvy, you will not come across any problems while using the platform. You will just need to specify the folder path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What’s more, our system will also choose a port to access the file and you will be able to see it in the corresponding section in the Control Panel. With just one click, you’ll be able to view the output of your apps and to deactivate or to reboot any Node.js instance running on the server.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is available with all dedicated servers on which our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is installed. The latter has an amazingly intuitive and user-friendly interface, so even if you have never worked with the Node.js platform before, you can uncover its true potential in only a couple of simple steps. Once you’ve uploaded the application’s content, you will have to indicate the location of the particular .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP that they’ll use (shared or dedicated), while our system will choose a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There isn’t any limit on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can activate and run simultaneously and you will exert complete command over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to terminate/reboot existing ones, to review the output log for each app, etcetera.