Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike traditional systems which handle the info in giant hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power 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 indeed does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are navigating a site all at once. A few examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words websites that offer fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web application that you have, regardless of which cloud hosting plan you’ve selected during the subscription process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you’d like to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you will be able to enter the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to select the IP to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to remove it in case you no longer want it. You will also gain access to the output code with just one mouse click.