Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of online users more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the information in massive hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill a couple of fields on a site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. 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 person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference if an enormous number of users are visiting a site simultaneously. A few instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dining reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that offer fast live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud hosting package you have chosen upon registration. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you want to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you will be able to indicate the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to discontinue it if you no longer want it. You will also obtain access to the output code with only a mouse click.