Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable web applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional systems that handle the information in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in small bits. As an illustration, when a user has to fill several fields on a website, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, other systems 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 person, but it truly does make a difference when an enormous number of people are visiting a site at the same time. Several instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are dining reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, in other words websites that need fast real-time communication.

Node.js in Web Hosting

You can make use of Node.js with every web hosting package offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active web hosting account with a couple of clicks. Once you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select the number of instances that you would like to order. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you like. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to include the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should proceed through the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to restart or to cancel an instance and to view any given application’s output.