Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that process the info in giant chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, in case a user has to fill a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the second it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it truly does make a difference if a large number of individuals are using a site simultaneously. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. sites that offer quick live communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

All Linux website hosting offered by us support Node.js and you are able to add this cutting-edge platform to your account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can pick the number of instances for this specific upgrade, in other words how many separate sites/platforms will use Node.js at the same time, and you can activate as many instances as you require. Hepsia will also allow you to specify the exact location of your .js application and to decide whether you’ll use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a randomly generated port set by our cloud hosting system. Furthermore, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve added, modify the path to the .js app or check the running instances’ output with only a couple of clicks from your hosting Control Panel using a really user-friendly interface.