Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, 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 web server and an immense number of users much more effectively than any other platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms which process the information in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For example, in case a user has to fill in a few fields on a website, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it truly does make a difference if a huge number of individuals are navigating a website at once. Several examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
When you host an Internet app on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you use. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You will be able to disable or to restart each instance independently, in case it is required.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with your real-time, script-based software applications at no extra cost if you order one of our dedicated web hosting plans and choose the Hepsia hosting Control Panel during the order procedure. The Node.js instances can be administered from the Node.js section of the Hepsia Control Panel through an intuitive interface, which will allow you to start/delete/reboot any Node.js instance or to check the output of the application which uses it with just one mouse click. Even if you’re not very tech-savvy, you will be able to use the Node.js platform, since all you will need to do to activate it is add the location of the .js file and choose the IP that will be used to access the latter – a dedicated or a shared one. A random port will be assigned automatically too and you will notice the advantages of running Node.js immediately. By mixing Node.js with the power of our dedicated servers, you can make the most of the full capacity of your applications and to get the best possible performance.