Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system used for Internet sites which offer real-time communication. Some examples of such websites would be online browser video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform handles the information transmitted between the site and its users in little bits, which boosts the speed and the performance of the website significantly. If a certain form with three boxes has to be filled by a particular user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then forwarded as one giant chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed once it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second box. Thus, much more information can be handled a lot faster and more effectively in comparison with any traditional platform, which can have a huge influence on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT companies like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which web hosting package you’ve chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you wish to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes later, you’ll be able to define the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to select the IP to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to deactivate it in case you don’t require it anymore. You will also have access to the output code with just a single click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Node.js, so if you wish to host any real-time app on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can use the power that Node.js can give you with only a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The feature is upgradeable, so if you want to use Node.js for multiple sites, you’ll be able to select the amount of running instances, one instance being one app. Through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface, you will have to specify the path to the .js file for every instance and to choose if Node.js will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Our platform will assign a randomly generated port to access your app and you’ll see it in the corresponding Control Panel section. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to see the output of any of your applications or to delete/restart each instance separately.
Node.js in VPS Servers
Node.js is available by default with each VPS server that comes with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and involves no limitations with regard to the number of Internet sites that can use it at any particular moment. This makes our VPS plans an excellent solution for setting up different real-time apps and for taking full advantage of each of them. Hepsia is intuitive enough even for people without any prior experience, so if you’d like to enable Node.js for any app, it won’t take more than several clicks of the mouse to do it. You’ll just have to specify the location of the specific .js file and to select whether Node.js will use the server’s shared IP address or a dedicated IP. Our system will also designate a specific port number that will be used to access the .js file. After that, you’ll be all set and ready to use the full potential of your real-time applications. Hepsia will permit you to check the apps’ output and to reboot or to discontinue any of your instances using fast-access buttons.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes with all dedicated web hosting plans on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter offers a very simple and user-friendly GUI, so even if you haven’t worked with Node.js before, you’ll be able to take advantage of its full potential in only a few simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you will have to add the location of the respective .js files that will use Node.js and to choose the IP address that they will use (dedicated or shared), while our system will specify a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There is no limitation as to the total amount of Node.js instances that you can enable and run at the same time and you’ll exert total command over them via the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to get new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to check the output log for each app, etcetera.