Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike conventional platforms which process the info in large chunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, if a user needs to fill out several fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it truly does make a difference when an enormous number of individuals are navigating a site at the very same time. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be employed are dining reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that support quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which shared web hosting package you’ve chosen at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you want to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to include the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to select the IP to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to stop it if you no longer want it. You will also obtain access to the output code with just a single click of the mouse.