Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike traditional platforms that process the information in giant hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For example, when a user needs to fill a few 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 effectively. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it absolutely does make a difference when an enormous number of users are browsing a site at once. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that offer fast live communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
You can take advantage of Node.js with each shared hosting package that we are offering, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared account with a few mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select how many instances you’d 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 web hosting account as you need. A new section will appear in the Control Panel soon afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will need to enter the path to the .js file that will use it and to select if the connection will proceed through the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to restart or to delete an instance and to check any given application’s output.