Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable Internet applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a large number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the info in giant hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For example, if a user has to fill in a few fields on a website, Node.js handles the information from the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it really does make a difference when a large number of individuals are navigating a website at the same time. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that offer quick live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host an Internet application on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s needed.