Node.js is an event-driven platform, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that need real-time communication between a server and the Internet users and can considerably boost the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies tiny amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, the second any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change when the website expands and there are many persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking sites, interactive browser games or web-based chat platforms, for example, and numerous companies, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of Node.js with every cloud web hosting package that we’re offering, as the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing hosting account with a few clicks. After you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose how many instances you want to get. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you wish. A new section will show up in the Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you’ll have to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose whether the connection should go through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to reboot or to suspend an instance and to see any given app’s output.