Node.js is an event-driven platform built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable applications that require real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can noticeably speed up the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly delivers little amounts of info. For example, if a new user fills out a signup form, the second any information is inserted in any of the fields, it is forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one large chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change if the site expands and there are lots of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time web browser games or web-based chat clients, for example, and a lot of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
When you host a web app on our innovative cloud hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the web hosting plan that you’re using. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also allocate a port number for the connection. You will be able to stop or to restart each instance independently, if it is required.
Node.js in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to buy any of our dedicated servers for your script-powered software applications and if you pick the Hepsia hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll be able to use Node.js at no additional charge, as the event-driven platform is incorporated into our custom-built tool. Since our servers are quite powerful, you will enjoy stunning results even if you run multiple Node.js instances at the same time. The configuration requires a couple of mouse clicks and Hepsia’s GUI will make it rather easy for you to create a new Node.js instance even if you’ve got little or no previous experience. Defining the path to the .js file and selecting a dedicated or a shared IP address will be everything that you’ll need to do yourself and as soon as our system has specified a port number to access that file, you will be all set. Any of the Node.js instances that you have activated can be rebooted or terminated separately and you will acquire access to an in-depth output log for each of the applications that use the Node.js platform.