Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of users much more efficiently than any other system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the info in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, when a user has to fill out a few fields on a website, Node.js processes the information in the first field once it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it actually does make a difference when an immense number of users are browsing a site at once. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be employed are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words websites that support quick live interaction.

Node.js in Website Hosting

If you host a web app on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the website hosting plan that you use. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to your account. You can choose how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable via the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You will be able to disable or to restart each instance independently, if it’s needed.