Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the info from the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it really does make a difference when an immense number of individuals are visiting a site all at once. A few examples of websites where Node.js can be used are dining booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that offer quick real-time interaction.

Node.js in Web Hosting

If you host a web application on our innovative cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the web hosting package that you use. You can make this through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to restart each instance separately, if it is required.