Node.js is an innovative, event-driven non-blocking input/output system devised for Internet sites that offer real-time communication. A few examples of such sites are web-based browser video game portals, live chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform processes the information transmitted between the Internet site and its visitors in small bits, which boosts the loading speed and the performance of the site considerably. When a given form with 3 boxes should be filled out by a particular user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then sent as one huge chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the second it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. Therefore, a lot more information can be processed much faster and more efficiently in contrast with any conventional platform, which can exert a considerable impact on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT companies like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
When you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You can select the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if that file will be reachable through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also select a port for the connection. You’ll be able to shut down or to restart each instance independently, if it is required.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from our company, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, because it is available with all our semi-dedicated packages and you are able to add it to your account with a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the account management tool that comes with every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to use Node.js for different web-based applications, you can select the amount of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you will have to enter the path to the .js file in your semi-dedicated account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel after you order the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose if the access path to the specific app should go through a dedicated IP address – in case you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you run can be restarted or stopped separately and you can check your applications’ output with only a few mouse clicks.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is offered by default with each and every VPS server that comes with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and involves no limitations when it comes to the number of websites that can use it at any given moment. This makes our VPS plans an ideal choice for building multiple real-time script-driven web applications and for making the most of them. Hepsia is user-friendly enough even for users with no prior experience, so if you want to enable Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than a couple of clicks to do it. You’ll simply have to add the path to the specific .js file and to select whether Node.js will use the physical server’s shared IP or a dedicated one. Our platform will also assign a given port that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and will be able to take advantage of the full potential of your real-time applications. Hepsia will enable you to view the output of the apps and to restart or to shut down any of your instances using fast-access controls.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy any of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans for your script-based software applications and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, since this event-driven platform is incorporated into our custom Control Panel tool. As our servers are incredibly powerful, you’ll enjoy stunning results even if you make use of plenty of Node.js instances simultaneously. The configuration requires a few mouse clicks and the Hepsia Control Panel’s interface will make it exceptionally easy for you to set up a new Node.js instance even if you’ve got little or no previous experience. Inserting the path to the .js file and selecting a shared or a dedicated IP address will be everything that you’ll have to do on your end and as soon as our system has set a port to access this file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have activated can be rebooted or deactivated independently and you’ll receive access to an exhaustive output log for each of the applications that use Node.js.