Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a large number of users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to conventional platforms that handle the info in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For example, if a user has to fill in a few fields on a website, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. 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 remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it certainly does make a difference if a large number of individuals are using a site simultaneously. Several instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dining booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that need fast live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which cloud hosting plan you’ve selected at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you want to run – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be able to add 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 address to get 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’ll be able to restart an instance or to disable it if you no longer want it. You will also be provided with access to the output code with only a single click.