Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a large number of users more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems that process the info in large hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, if a user has to fill several fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it actually does make a difference when an enormous number of people are visiting a website simultaneously. A couple of instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. websites that need quick live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which shared hosting plan you’ve chosen upon signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you would like to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can insert the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to stop it if you no longer require it. You’ll also be granted access to the output code with just one mouse click.
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 extra fee when you purchase any of our Linux dedicated service and choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel via an easy-to-navigate GUI, which will enable you to start/terminate/reboot any instance or to see the output of the application which uses it with only one mouse click. Even if you aren’t very experienced, you will be able to make use of the platform, since all you will need to do to activate it is specify the path to the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the file in question – a shared or a dedicated IP. A random port will be selected automatically as well and you will notice the advantages of running Node.js right away. By mixing the Node.js platform with the power of our dedicated servers, you can use the full capacity of your applications and to get the best possible performance.