Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms that process the information in massive chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, in case a user has to fill out several fields on a website, Node.js processes the info from the first field the moment it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities 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 truly does make a difference if an immense number of people are browsing a site at once. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that offer quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which website hosting package you’ve picked during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to specify the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to stop it if you don’t want it anymore. You’ll also obtain access to the output code with just a single click of the mouse.