Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable web apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of Internet users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which process the information in giant hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, in case a user needs to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the second it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources 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 one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are browsing a website at once. A few instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that offer quick live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud web hosting package you have chosen during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to use – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to enter the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to select the IP to obtain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to remove it in case you don’t require it anymore. You’ll also be granted access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.