Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to build scalable apps. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike conventional systems that handle the info in massive hunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the second it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it really does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are browsing a website all at once. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be used are dining reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. websites that need fast live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you’ve got, irrespective of which cloud website hosting package you have selected during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to add the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared web hosting account, as well as to select the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to terminate it if you don’t require it any longer. You will also acquire access to the output code with just a single click.