Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which process the information in huge hunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, if a user has to fill in a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the information from the first field once it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information 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 when a huge number of individuals are using a site at the same time. A few examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that offer fast live communication.

Node.js in Hosting

All Linux hosting packages that we’re offering support Node.js and you are able to add this advanced event-driven platform to your shared web hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can pick the amount of instances for this upgrade, i.e. how many different platforms/websites will utilize Node.js simultaneously, and you can activate as many instances as you want. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to select the exact location of your .js app and to choose whether you will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port chosen by our cloud system. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have created, modify the location of the .js app or see the output of the active instances with only several clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using a very simple-to-use GUI.