Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a huge number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike conventional systems which process the information in massive hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, if a user has to fill out a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it indeed does make a difference if a huge number of users are navigating a website at the same time. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that need quick live communication.

Node.js in Website Hosting

All website hosting offered by our company support Node.js and you can add this innovative event-driven platform to your shared hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to choose the number of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/websites will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can run as many instances as you want. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to choose the precise path to your .js application and to choose whether you will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a random port selected by our cloud hosting system. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have activated, modify the path to the .js app or view the active instances’ output with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your web hosting Control Panel using a pretty simple-to-use GUI.