Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of Internet users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the information in massive hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, when a user has to fill in several fields on a site, Node.js processes the info in the first field as soon as it is entered, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, conventional 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 negligible for one single person, but it absolutely does make a difference if a large number of people are browsing a website at once. A couple of examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are dining booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that need quick live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud website hosting package you’ve selected at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you wish to have – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you can include the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared account, as well as to select the IP to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to discontinue it if you do not require it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.