Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of Internet users much more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that unlike conventional platforms that handle the information in large hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user has to fill in several fields on a site, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when a huge number of users are using a site at once. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Website Hosting
As Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which website hosting plan you’ve picked during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you wish to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to indicate the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to stop it if you do not need it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server from us, you can make use of all the advantages that the Node.js event-driven platform has, as it’s available with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you are able to add it to your account with a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel – the semi-dedicated account administration tool that comes bundled with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you wish to employ Node.js for different Internet apps, you can pick the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this feature to your package. Then, you will have to enter the location of 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 Control Panel after you order the upgrade and in the meantime, you can also choose whether the path to the particular application should go through a dedicated IP – in case you’ve got one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each instance that you run can be rebooted or deleted independently and you can view your apps’ output with just a few clicks.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to make use of the Node.js platform with your real-time, script-based software applications at no additional fee in case you get one of our dedicated servers and choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be managed from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Node.js section via an easy-to-navigate GUI, which will enable you to start/terminate/reboot any Node.js instance or to view the output of the application that uses it with just one click of the mouse. Even if you are not very experienced, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, as all you will need to do to set it up is insert the path to the .js file and pick the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a dedicated or a shared one. A random port will be designated automatically too and you will notice the upsides of running Node.js momentarily. By mixing Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you will be able to take advantage of the full capacity of your apps and to enjoy the best achievable performance.