Node.js is an event-driven environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can noticeably accelerate the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers small amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, once any info is entered in one of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one big hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there are lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser video games or instant messaging programs, for instance, and numerous companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host an Internet app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to the account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be accessible through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to disable or to reboot each instance separately, if it’s needed.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use Node.js for any real-time script-powered software app running in a semi-dedicated server account, as the Node.js platform is available with all our semi-dedicated plans and you can order it with just a few clicks. In case you would like to use it for multiple websites, you can enable more instances via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The activation is as easy as specifying the location of your .js file and selecting whether Node.js should use a dedicated IP or any of the server’s shared ones, so you can use Node.js even if you have no previous experience with a similar software platform. Our system will also allocate a random port number that will be used to access the .js file for the specific app. Hepsia has a simple-to-use interface that will allow you to restart and to shut down any of your running instances, to order new ones or to check your apps’ output with just a click.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js is included with all dedicated servers on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a pretty simple and easy-to-navigate graphical interface, so even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, you’ll be able to take advantage of its true potential in just a couple of simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll have to define the location of the given .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to choose the IP which they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will choose a randomly generated port number that will be used to access these files. There is no constraint as to the total number of instances that you can set up and run at the same time and you will exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to get new ones or to remove/restart existing ones, to revise the output log for each app, etcetera.