Node.js is an event-driven runtime system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can tremendously boost the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies little amounts of information. For instance, if a new user fills a signup form, as soon as any information is entered in one of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one large chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the website expands and there’re a lot of individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, real-time web browser video games or instant messaging applications, for example, and plenty of corporations, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web app that you’ve got, irrespective of which web hosting package you have picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you want to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you will be able to specify the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to delete it in case you do not require it anymore. You’ll also acquire access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Node.js, so if you want to run any real-time app on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to make use of the power that the system can give you with just several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is upgradeable, so in case you’d like to use Node.js for different web sites, you will be able to choose the amount of active instances, one instance being one app. Using the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface, you’ll have to insert the location of the .js file for every instance and to select whether Node.js will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. Our cloud platform will allocate a random port number to access your application and you’ll find it in the corresponding section of the Control Panel. Hepsia will also allow you to see the output of any of your applications or to terminate/restart each instance separately.