Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users more effectively than any other platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms which process the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, if a user needs to fill a few fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field the second it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it actually does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are navigating a website simultaneously. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which cloud website hosting plan you’ve chosen upon signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you would like to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you can include the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to remove it if you no longer want it. You’ll also be given access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Node.js is offered with all Linux dedicated servers hosting on which our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed. The latter has a pretty intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface, so even if you haven’t used Node.js before, you will be able to unveil its full potential in only a few simple steps. As soon as you have uploaded the app’s content, you will have to enter the directory path to the respective .js files that will use the Node.js platform and to select the IP that they will use (shared or dedicated), whereas our system will select a randomly generated port that will be used to access these files. There is no restriction as to the total number of Node.js instances that you can create and run simultaneously and you’ll exert total control over them from the Hepsia Control Panel – you will be able to activate new ones or to remove/reboot existing ones, to check the output log for each application, etcetera.