Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O platform meant for websites which offer real-time interaction. A few instances of such sites are online browser game portals, live chat rooms or hotel booking portals. Node.js handles the information transmitted between the website and its users in small bits, which improves the speed and the overall performance of the website noticeably. When a certain form with three boxes has to be filled out by a particular user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then sent as one huge chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. Therefore, much more info can be processed much faster and more efficiently in contrast with any traditional system, which can have a considerable effect on the overall performance of the website. Node.js is already being employed by many of the top IT firms like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
All shared web hosting plans offered by us come with Node.js and you are able to add this innovative event-driven platform to your web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the amount of instances for this particular upgrade, in other words how many separate platforms/sites will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can get as many instances as you wish. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to select the precise path to your .js app and to decide if you will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a randomly generated port number specified by our cloud hosting system. In addition, you can stop or restart any instance that you have activated, change the path to the .js application or see the output of the active instances with only several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using an extremely easy-to-navigate GUI.
Node.js in VPS Servers
All VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel come with Node.js as standard and you can take advantage of this event-driven platform for each script-driven software application that you run on the VPS. As we have not set any limit as to how many Node.js instances you can create, you can use the power of our virtual servers and mix it with the full potential of the Node.js platform. The configuration is done through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use, point-and-click GUI, so even if you’re not technically experienced, you won’t have any problems while working with the Node.js platform. You’ll only have to enter the folder 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. In addition, our system will also designate a port to access the file and you will be able to see it in the corresponding section in the Hepsia Control Panel. With just one mouse click, you will be able to see the output of your applications and to terminate or to reboot any instance hosted on the VPS.