Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable web apps that need real-time communication between a web server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies little amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills a registration form, the moment any information is inserted in any of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is handled a lot faster. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there’re numerous persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive web browser-based video games or instant messaging software, for instance, and lots of corporations, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
All shared web hosting offered by us come with Node.js and you’ll be able to add this leading-edge platform to your shared hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to select the amount of instances for this particular upgrade, i.e. how many different platforms/sites will make use of Node.js at the same time, and you can get as many instances as you wish. Hepsia will also allow you to pick the exact location of your .js application and to choose if you will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port number allocated by our cloud platform. In addition, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve added, modify the path to the .js app or check the running instances’ output with only several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via a quite easy-to-navigate GUI.