Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of Internet users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike traditional platforms which handle the information in massive chunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, when a user has to fill out several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it certainly does make a difference if a huge number of individuals are browsing a website all at once. Several instances of 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 quick live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to delete or to restart each instance separately, in case it’s needed.