Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O system designed for sites which support live communication. A few instances of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform processes the information sent between the site and its visitors in small bits, which enhances the load speed and the performance of the website significantly. If a certain form with three boxes is expected to be filled out by a specific user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then delivered as one large hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed once it is entered, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more info can be handled a lot faster and more effectively in comparison with any other system, which can exert a noticeable influence on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT firms like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which cloud web hosting package you have chosen during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you want to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to add the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to pick the IP to obtain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to stop it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just a single mouse click.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use the full potential of Node.js with any Internet application that you host on our cloud website hosting platform, as it is included with each semi-dedicated package offered by our company. You can add the number of instances, or apps that can use Node.js, from the Hepsia Control Panel with which you can control your semi-dedicated account. The only things that you are expected to do after that will be to define the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select the IP address that will be used in order to access this file. You can select a dedicated IP address if you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IPs. Our system will also designate a randomly generated port number. When you have the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you can see the output of a given app or to start/restart/terminate any of the instances that you have activated.