Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to create scalable applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms which process the information in giant chunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, if a user has to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the second it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out 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 user, but it surely does make a difference if a huge number of people are visiting a website at the same time. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words websites that need fast real-time interaction.

Node.js in Website Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which website hosting package you’ve chosen during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts, will permit 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. Several minutes after that, you’ll be able to indicate the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to discontinue it in case you do not want it any longer. You will also be provided with access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.