If you own a business that revolves around a rapid environment and wants to be productive, then Node.js is an excellent choice. Node.js is highly scalable and is ideal for building modern applications. This also means that it scales well without investing too much in hardware.
Not to mention, it also supports all-time favorite Node Package Manager(NPM). The package has a significant number of modules that let you build your application with ease. There are more hosting providers for other PHP applications and WordPress than Node.js. It’s always challenging is to find a reliable and secure platform.
For basically, there are two most preferred way to host Node.js application. Furthermore you can also visit CMSmart to consult many themes, solutions, extensions for your site. Managed – You focus on application code and infrastructure is maintained by a service provider. Cloud VM/VPS – you get the OS of your choice where you install, manage , and deploy everything on your own. CMSmart theme is also sold on Themeforest, that the best theme I have experimented is Printshop WordPress Printing theme. It is an overal solution for small and medium business that helps you create a stunning website with many powerful extensions. Easily to install this theme with “one-click demo import” feature or install quickstart file. You can check the Demo before buying to see the best UX/UI that it brings.
Which one to choose?
Well, if you don’t want to get into system administration, then managed platform would be a better choice. However, if you are ready to spend time in installation, administration and have the right skills, then you can go fo Cloud VM.
Let’s explore the platform…
The market-leading cloud platform is one of the best choices to host your modern applications. AWS got thousands of services to meet every requirement. You may either choose to provision a VM and install Node.js and relevant software or go with Elastic Beanstalk.
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The advantage of using Elastic Beanstalk is that you don’t have to worry about infrastructure. You can deploy your application with your favorite development release tools.
- Load balancing and auto-scaling to scale your application to meet the demands
- Inbuilt monitoring
- Easy integration with other AWS services
- Pay as you go
- AWS offers FREE tier which would be good beginning
Starting from $9 per month, you get 1GB RAM, 20GB SDD storage and 5TB network traffic. Kamatera gives you an option to choose the Nodejs version and data center location.
A great option if you are looking to host your Nodejs in the Middle East, China, Europe, or North America.
3. A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting, that’s right. You heard it right. A2 is not just famous for WordPress, but they offer Node.js solution too. A2 is a cost-effective solution. You can get it started from as low as $3.92 per month. Every plan comes with unlimited storage.
However, scaling depends on the package you choose. If you are doing rapid development and deployment, then you may want to try out other providers. Give A2 Hosting a try as they come with an anytime money-back guarantee.
DigitalOcean offers one-click installation and deployment for Node.js
DO is famous among developers and you can get it started from as low as $5 per month (Get $10 credit). So if you want to install Node.js on your own, then you can request a plain droplet with your choice of OS and install it.
DO offers other infrastructure services such as load balancer, object storage, cloud firewall, etc. which helps you to build an enterprise-ready application. You can scale up or down as needed. Pricing is predictable as you pay for what size of a droplet (VM) you choose.
Heroku is my personal favorite when it comes to app hosting. It’s developer-friendly.
I have personally used it for hosting Ruby on Rails apps. That means it supports a wide range of environment and languages, including Node.js. Heroku is part of the Salesforce organization. They offer a FREE plan which includes 512MB memory, one web or worker to get you started.
- It offers seamless 3rd party integration.
- You can deploy your app across multiple regions
- The documentation is a bliss ideal for both novice and experienced developers
- Comes with tons of plugins and services
- Heroku is an excellent choice for beginners and experienced developers, thanks to its fantastic documentation.
- Already using Heroku and looking for an alternative?
To be continued!!
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