Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable applications. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of Internet users more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms which handle the info in large hunks, it handles everything in small bits. For example, if a user needs to fill out a few fields on a site, Node.js processes the information in the first field the moment it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single user, but it truly does make a difference when an immense number of users are visiting a site simultaneously. Several instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that support quick real-time communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to use it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which cloud hosting package you have picked during the order process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you wish to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to include the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to remove it in case you do not need it any longer. You’ll also have access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.