Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between traditional systems which handle the info in sizeable chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, in case a user has to fill in a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field as soon as it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it absolutely does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are visiting a website all at once. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that support quick real-time interaction.

Node.js in Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, regardless of which hosting plan you have picked upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you can add the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to access the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to disable it if you no longer require it. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just one click.