Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the information in giant chunks, it processes everything in small bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info from the first field once it is typed, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it actually does make a difference if an immense number of individuals are navigating a website simultaneously. A few instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that need fast live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to make use of Node.js with each cloud web hosting plan that we are offering, as the platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing hosting account with a few mouse clicks. After you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you want to run. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you need. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose whether the connection should proceed through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to reboot or to shut down an instance and to see any given app’s output.