Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven system, which is used to build scalable web apps. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of Internet users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that process the information in large hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, if a user needs to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference if a huge number of individuals are visiting a website at once. A few examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that offer quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

You will be able to make use of Node.js with each website hosting plan that we are offering, since the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing web hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. After you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select the number of instances that you’d like to get. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you wish. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you will have to add the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to decide if the connection will pass through the physical server’s shared IP or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to reboot or to terminate an instance and to check the output of any given application.