Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of users more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that process the info in sizeable hunks, it handles everything in little bits. As an illustration, in case a user needs to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information in the first field as soon as it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it really does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are navigating a website all at once. A couple of examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that support quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a web application on our avant-garde cloud platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you’d like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether that file will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also select a port for the connection. You will be able to terminate or to reboot each instance independently, if required.