Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable apps. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the info in huge chunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, if a user has to fill in several fields on a site, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it certainly does make a difference if an enormous number of users are browsing a website all at once. A couple of examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. sites that need fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll 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 package you’ve chosen during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you want to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes afterwards, you can specify the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to select the IP to get 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 Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to remove it if you don’t want it anymore. You’ll also gain access to the output code with only a single mouse click.