Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to build scalable applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users much more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike conventional systems which handle the info in huge hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on a website, Node.js handles the information from the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it really does make a difference if a large number of people are using a website at the same time. Several instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that offer fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, irrespective of which cloud hosting plan you’ve picked during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you’d like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you can define the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to terminate it in case you do not require it anymore. You will also be granted access to the output code with just a mouse click.