Node.js is an event-driven system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable apps that require real-time communication between a server and the online users and can significantly enhance the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides tiny bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills out a registration form, the second any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s forwarded to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed much faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one large chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the website expands and there’re a lot of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time browser video games or live chat software, for instance, and a lot of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which cloud hosting package you’ve selected during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all web hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you want to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to insert the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to remove it if you don’t need it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with just a single click.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Node.js by default and you can take advantage of this platform for any web application that you host on the VPS. Since we have not set any limit as to how many instances you can add, you can take full advantage of the power of our VPS servers and combine it with the full potential of Node.js. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with, point-and-click GUI, so even if you are not tech-savvy, you won’t need to cope with any impediments while working with the platform. You’ll simply have to indicate the path in the VPS account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to choose whether it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. Furthermore, our system will also choose a port to access the file and you will be able to find it in the respective section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just a click, you will be able to check your apps’ output and to shut down or to restart any Node.js instance running on the Virtual Private Server.