Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of Internet users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms that process the information in massive hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For example, in case a user has to fill in a couple of fields on a site, Node.js processes the information in the first field as soon as it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more efficiently. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it truly does make a difference when a huge number of people are using a site simultaneously. A couple of instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that offer fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you are using. You can make this through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You will be able to select how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also set a port for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to restart each instance independently, in case it’s required.