Node.js is an innovative, event-driven asynchronous I/O system intended for Internet sites which offer real-time interaction. Several examples of such websites would be online browser game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. Node.js processes the information sent between the website and its users in small bits, which enhances the speed and the performance of the website significantly. When a certain form with three boxes should be filled out by a particular user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then sent as one huge hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Thus, a lot more info can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently as opposed to any other platform, which can have an immense impact on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the top IT companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which web hosting package you have picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you want to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes later, you will be able to enter the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to select the IP to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to delete it if you don’t want it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with just one click.
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 platform offers, because it is is included with all our semi-dedicated server plans and you’re able to add it to your account with a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel – the account administration tool that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server. If you want to employ Node.js for different web-based applications, you can choose the number of instances that the platform will use when you’re adding this service to your plan. After that, you will need to enter the path to the .js file in your account for each instance. This can be done in the new menu that will appear in the Control Panel after you add the upgrade and during the process, you can also choose whether the path to the given application should go through a dedicated IP – if you have one, or through the physical server’s shared IP address. Each and every instance that you run can be rebooted or shut down separately and you can see your apps’ output with only a couple of clicks.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
Node.js comes bundled with all dedicated servers on which our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a very intuitive and easy-to-use GUI, so even if you have never worked with Node.js before, you’ll be able to unleash its full potential in only a couple of simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the application’s content, you’ll need to enter the directory path to the given .js files that will use Node.js and to pick the IP address which they’ll use (dedicated or shared), while our system will choose a random port number that will be used to access these files. There’s no limitation on the total amount of Node.js instances that you can activate and use at the same time and you’ll exert total control over them through the Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to add new ones or to cancel/restart existing ones, to see the output log for each application, and many others.