Node.js is an event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable applications that require real-time communication between a server and the Internet users and can considerably enhance the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies tiny bits of info. For instance, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, as soon as any information is inserted in any of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change if the site expands and there are numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time web browser video games or live chat programs, for example, and many corporations, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
All Linux shared packages offered by us include Node.js and you can add this advanced event-driven platform to your account via the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to select the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, i.e. how many separate websites/platforms will use Node.js at once, and you can activate as many instances as you need. Hepsia will also allow you to pick the path to your .js app and to decide whether you will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port number designated by our cloud platform. On top of that, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve activated, modify the location of the .js application or see the active instances’ output with only a few clicks of the mouse from your web hosting Control Panel using a rather simple-to-use graphical interface.