Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms which handle the info in giant hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill several fields on a site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when an enormous number of users are using a site all at once. Several instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be used are online dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that offer fast live interaction.

Node.js in Hosting

You can use Node.js with every hosting plan offered by us, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing shared hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can pick the number of instances that you’d like to run. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you want. A new menu will appear in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you will have to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select whether the connection should pass through the shared IP address of the physical server or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also allow you to reboot or to deactivate an instance and to see any given app’s output.