Node.js is an event-driven platform, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable applications that require real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can considerably accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly provides little amounts of information. For instance, if a new user fills in a signup form, as soon as any information is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change when the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, interactive browser-based games or online chat systems, for example, and a lot of corporations, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Website Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which website hosting package you have chosen upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to select the number of instances that you wish to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you can add the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to pick the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to deactivate it if you do not need it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with just a click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can use all the benefits that the Node.js platform has, since it’s comes with all our packages and you can add it to your semi-dedicated account with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that’s included with every semi-dedicated server. In case you wish to use Node.js for different Internet apps, you can select the amount of instances which the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your semi-dedicated package. Then, you’ll need to enter the location of the .js file in your account for each instance. You can do this in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose if the access path to the particular app should go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the server’s shared IP. Each and every instance that you activate can be rebooted or terminated independently and you can see the output of your applications with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to use the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-driven applications at no extra charge if you acquire one of our dedicated servers and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel via an easy-to-work-with interface, which will permit you to start/deactivate/restart any instance or to view the output of the app that uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you are not very experienced, you’ll be able to use the platform, since all you have to do to activate it is include the path to the .js file and select the IP address that will be used to access the latter – a shared or a dedicated one. A randomly generated port number will be assigned automatically as well and you will see the benefits of running Node.js instantly. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to make use of the full potential of your applications and to get the best possible performance.