Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of users much more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems that handle the information in huge hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, if a user has to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information from the first field the second it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it really does make a difference if an immense number of people are visiting a website simultaneously. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be employed are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. websites that need fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of Node.js with each and every cloud hosting package that we are offering, since the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing shared web hosting account with several clicks of the mouse. Once you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you wish to activate. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you want. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to start using Node.js, you will need to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection should go through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to reboot or to deactivate an instance and to check any given application’s output.