Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more effectively than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the information in huge hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it is inserted, utilizing the server processing time more effectively. In contrast, traditional systems 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 indeed does make a difference when an immense number of users are using a site at the very same time. A couple of examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick live interaction.
Node.js in Website Hosting
All Linux website hosting services that we are offering include Node.js and you’ll be able to add this innovative event-driven platform to your shared account using the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can pick the amount of instances for this particular upgrade, in other words how many separate websites/platforms will make use of Node.js at the same time, and you can get as many instances as you want. Hepsia will also allow you to set the location of your .js application and to select whether you’ll use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a random port number chosen by our cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have added, change the path to the .js app or view the running instances’ output with only several clicks from your hosting Control Panel via an extremely simple-to-navigate graphical interface.