Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable Internet apps. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a huge number of users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between traditional systems which process the information in massive chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, if a user has to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when an enormous number of people are visiting a site simultaneously. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words websites that need fast live interaction.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared website hosting package you’ve picked during the order process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to have – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to indicate the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to stop it if you no longer require it. You will also get access to the output code with only a mouse click.